Alameda Sun: Council Gives Final Nod to Start Site A, July 16, 2015
At its July 7 meeting the City Council, by a vote of 5 to 0, passed the ordinance that will allow Alameda Point Partners, LLC, to proceed with developing Site A. The ordinance takes effect on Aug. 6.
Alameda Point Partners — comprised of srmERNST Development Partners, Madison Marquette and Thompson Dorfman Partners — should begin work on the project next July making infrastructure improvements. Work on the development will take 14 years, with completion scheduled for 2030.
The United States Department of the Navy decommissioned Alameda Naval Air Station in 1993. In 1996, the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority (ARRA) adopted a reuse plan for the air station, which the Navy closed the following year.
The shuttered air station languished after a series of failed development attempts. Finally, in 2012, the Navy assigned ARRA’s rights, assets, contracts and responsibilities to the city of Alameda and transferred approximately 509 acres of terra firma and 870 acres of submerged land to the city.