Contra Costa Times: Alameda Point: Planning Board weighs redevelopment plan, August 28, 2013


ALAMEDA -- A waterfront neighborhood where seaplanes once came and went from San Francisco Bay will become the "Town Center" of Alameda Point and have homes, businesses and a ferry terminal under a draft plan that city officials are considering.

Bike and pedestrian paths, overlooks and a marina are also proposed for the neighborhood surrounding what's known as the Seaplane Lagoon at the former Alameda Naval Air Station.

But concerns about rising sea levels, increased traffic in the city's West End and fears that some proposed buildings could undermine the area's historic character were among the issues raised when the Planning Board considered the plan Aug. 21.