SF Gate: Alameda Point issue likely to head to ballot


There's been no shortage of optimistic developers who have tried - and failed - to transform the former Alameda Naval Air Station into a utopian, eco-friendly urban village.

Since the Navy left the sprawling base 12 years ago, no fewer than four developers have taken a stab at the project, which encompasses a third of the island and could potentially increase the city's population by 14 percent.