Contra Costa Times: Planning Board backs new ferry maintenance facility, March 25, 2015


A ferry maintenance facility proposed for Alameda Point garnered broad support from the Planning Board on Monday, when members said the $50 million project would bring jobs and investment to the city.

Along with floating berths for up to 12 ferries, the facility planned by the Water Emergency Transit Authority would have a 6,700-square-foot building that would house engineering and other workshops, as well as a 1,200-square-foot yard.

About 70 people are expected to work at the four-acre site near the USS Hornet Museum. The project will represent the first new building and the first new infrastructure constructed at Alameda Point since the departure of the U.S. Navy in 1996.