Alameda Sun: LBNL Skips Alameda, January 26, 2012


Take the "1st Choice, 2nd Lab" lawn signs down.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announced on Monday that Alameda Point will not be site of its second campus. That plum fell to the Richmond Field Station.

"The University of Californiaowned (Richmond) site presents the best opportunity to solve the lab's pressing space problems while allowing for long term growth and maintaining the 80-year tradition of close cooperation with the UC Berkeley campus," UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau stated in a press release.

Though many in the city have expressed disappointment that LBNL did not select Alameda Point, they also are rather upbeat about the future of the former Naval Air Station.