East Bay Times: Alameda: New ferry terminal before Planning Board, May 4, 2016


An $8.2 million funding gap exists to build a ferry terminal at Alameda Point, a shortfall that city officials and representatives of the Water Emergency Transportation Authority hope to bridge by securing federal and regional funds.

Total cost of the terminal, which city officials say will create a transit hub and help draw investment to Alameda Point, is projected at $18.2 million.

An additional $16 million will be needed to purchase a ferryboat and $1.8 million for an annual operating subsidy, according to a background report for the Planning Board, which will host a study session Monday on the new terminal's design.

The idea behind the session is to allow the board to comment on the overall design concept and the proposed landscaping along the shoreline, especially since the project will go before the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission for a permit review in June.