East Bay Times: Alameda Point’s Main Street plan up for consideration, January 23, 2017


The plan that will come before the board on Monday aims to lay out for the area the kind redevelopment needed to meet the city’s General Plan: A transit-oriented, mixed-use and mixed-income neighborhood with parks and neighborhood businesses.

The plan calls for a blend of building types, at least two on each block; requires a variety of lot sizes and shapes; encourages all ground-floor residential units that face a public street or public open space to have an individual front entry; and it permits a variety of building heights from two stories up to four stories in a portion of the area as a way to create scale and a sense of place.

The plan prohibits a single architectural firm from designing more than 25 adjacent buildings to help promote variety.