The Alamedan: Alameda Point Explained: Where you come in, April 25, 2013
The city is in the midst of a massive planning effort at Alameda Point intended to prepare the city to consider actual development plans for the former Naval Air Station as soon as next year. It’s a departure from the planning efforts of the past decade, which were led by developers who had their own plans for the Point, but city staffers say it’s not an unusual tack for the city to take (Alameda Point Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Ott likened it to the just-completed city-led planning effort for Alameda’s former Auto Row, on north Park Street). City leaders hope to take title to much of the property – which the Navy still owns – by this summer, and environmental cleanup is slated to continue for several more years.
As part of its planning effort, the city is reaching out to a laundry list of government, business and community groups for their input, and also to the public at large. So what’s being discussed where, and when and how can you weigh in? To find out, read on.