The Island: Council to explore new business development plan at waterfront, Point


Facing uncertainty at Alameda Point and what they called blight along much of the Island’s waterfront, the City Council has agreed to consider a sweeping, new strategy for attracting business in those areas.

Interim City manager Ann Marie Gallant said city staff could put together a draft plan over the next few months for the council and the public to consider.

City Councilman Frank Matarrese, who asked his fellow dais-mates to consider a new plan, has proposed longer-term leases at Alameda Point in an effort to build a business base there, and intensified efforts to build on existing industries there and along the waterfront.