The Alamedan: Council takes another big step toward developing Alameda Point,February 5, 2014


City leaders signed off on a pile of planning documents Tuesday night that will ease the way for development at Alameda Point.

“Tonight is an historic night for the City of Alameda,” said City Councilman Tony Daysog, who has been involved with efforts to plan for the future of the Point for nearly two decades.

After the City Council voted its second master developer, SunCal, off the Island in 2010, members decided to effectively assume the role those private entities usually fill, overseeing a nearly two-year planning process that produced zoning and general plan changes; a plan to phase in an estimated $650 million in new streets, sewers and sea level rise protections; and a study of the potential impacts of development at the Point.

Neither SunCal nor Alameda Point Community Partners, the first group hired to oversee development at the Point, were able to complete all of those steps.