The Alamedan: Board considers plan for Alameda Point town center, August 22, 2013


“The overwhelming message that the Alameda residents gave to (Alameda Point Chief Operating Officer) Jennifer (Ott) and myself was, ‘Go do the work and give us something very specific to comment on,’” Thomas said.

Central to the plan is an Alameda Point town center which would include housing, retail space and recreational opportunities in the area that includes Seaplane Lagoon and aircraft hangers.

More than 1,400 multifamily housing units are included in the plan, and the board must decide if they should be built near the hangers as outlined in the plan or elsewhere. Thomas reminded the board that Alameda Point is a large area and said that locating the housing far away from the commercial area or scattering it would not encourage residents to walk to and from the stores.