Alameda Sun: City Set to Accept More Land at Point, January 28, 2016


Wharves, shoreline to be made available to Alameda

The City Council is set to approve a resolution that would allow the city to accept phase two of the conveyance agreement that the city negotiated with the United States Navy. Phase two comprises 183.44 acres of land at Alameda Point: nine parcels with 29.83 acres of uplands and two parcels with 153.61 acres of submerged land.

The uplands include five parcels or clusters of parcels: one along the Oakland Estuary and the others west and southwest of Seaplane Lagoon. The submerged land includes both Seaplane Lagoon and the waters where the Maritime Administration (MARAD) ready reserve fleet and the USS Hornet are docked.

The transfer, which is tentatively scheduled for March, marks the second of four scheduled phases of property conveyances. Phase one conveyance of some 1,379 acres, broken down into 509 acres of uplands and 870 acres of submerged land took place in June 2013. Once the city has title to the property it will be able to sell the parcels for private development. According to city staff, only two acres of the uplands involved in phase two contain restrictions on land use. These restrictions will not allow the building of homes, hospitals, schools or day care facilities on the two acres in question.