Mercury News: Alameda: City officials seeking input on Alameda Point, July 31, 2013


ALAMEDA -- The Planning Board will host a public hearing later this month on a draft Master Infrastructure Plan for Alameda Point, part of a series of meetings where city officials will be asking for public input on the site's overall future.

Along with considering the infrastructure plan, the board will review a draft plan for a "waterfront town center" at the former Alameda Naval Air Station during the Aug. 21 meeting.

Other proposals set to go before city boards and commissions in the coming months regarding the future of Alameda Point include documents related to transit, transportation, zoning and General Plan amendments.

The aim is to secure City Council approval, including certifying an Environmental Impact Report, by January 2014, said Jennifer Ott, the site's chief operating officer.

"These are the last major planning documents needed for the city to attract private investment and put a shovel in the ground at Alameda Point," Ott said. "We are seeking broad public involvement in this crucial planning process so that we can ensure that future development at Alameda Point reflects a community-supported vision."