The Alamedan: City to seek developers for two Alameda Point parcels, April 16, 2014


The city is getting ready to seek out developers who could build hundreds of homes, retail outlets, offices or hotels on 150 acres at Alameda Point.

The City Council on Tuesday signed off on the outline of a request for qualifications from prospective developers for two parcels at the Point, and the form of an exclusive negotiating agreement that city leaders hope to use to move forward on development deals.

Alameda Point Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Ott said she’s hoping to release the request for qualifications on May 1, with proposals due in six weeks. Pre-development efforts could begin in the fall of 2015, a timeline Ott presented to the council on Tuesday showed.

The city will use the documents to gauge interest in developing 800 or more homes, retail, hotel and office space on a 68-acre parcel in the waterfront town center area that stretches from Main Street to a corner of Seaplane Lagoon. The city will also solicit interest in developing an 82-acre spot next to that; preferred projects include corporate “build to suit” development or a “major sales tax generator” like a premium outlet mall.