The Alamedan: Point development could start next year, January 25, 2013


City staffers are charting an ambitious course toward developing Alameda Point, kicking off a series of planning efforts Monday that they hope will prepare the Point for development as soon as 2014.

“We’ve got a big year planned,” Alameda Point Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Ott said.

Ott and the city’s top planner, Andrew Thomas, said they’re working to assemble a framework that will offer potential investors some specifics on what can be built in certain areas of the Point, and also to generate fresh cost estimates for the roads, water pipes and other infrastructure needed to support as much as 5.5 million square feet of commercial space, roughly 1,400 new homes, parks and other development that could occur there