East Bay Express: Alameda Point Mini-City Leveled
Alameda Point was going to be the largest housing development that the East Bay had seen in years — certainly the biggest on this side of the hills since the 1970s. The 4,000-plus homes proposed for the former Naval Air Station would have housed about 10,000 residents. But last week, the Alameda City Council snuffed out plans for the new mini-city on the island when it voted to kill its deal with private developer SunCal. The 4-0 vote also ended an often-contentious relationship with the Orange County developer that in recent weeks even included allegations of illegal wrongdoing.