The Alamedan: Alameda Point Explained: Town center suitors, July 24, 2014
The city is contemplating proposals from nine developers who’ve signaled their interest in developing some or all of a planned 150-acre Alameda Point waterfront town center and commercial development area.
Back in May, the city sought out developers interested in building up to 800 homes, shops, office space and hotels on the 68-acre town center parcel along Seaplane Lagoon and a major corporate campus or an outlet mall on an adjacent 82 acres; nine responded with proposals. The City Council, which signed off on a detailed plan for the town center on July 15, is expected to consider finalists to develop the Point’s future core in September.
So who are these developers, and what do they bring to the table? The mix includes big, national firms and smaller local ones, urban and suburban homebuilders, property managers and money men. Here’s the quick-and-dirty on each developer and team.