The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Alameda Point is now available for its 45-day public review and comment period, which starts on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 and ends on Monday, October 21, 2013.
The draft EIR provides an evaluation of the potential environmental impacts that may be expected as the result of the redevelopment and reuse of Alameda Point, consistent with the City’s General Plan and Reuse Plan. The draft EIR is an informational document; it does not approve or deny the project, it provides important information that must be considered. It informs the community, the Planning Board, and the City Council before any final decisions or any final actions are made on the Alameda Point project.
The Draft EIR is a 1,000 page document. While it is available, in chapters, on the City’s website, some people may find it too cumbersome to read online. Hence, the City is providing hard copies for public review at the following locations across Alameda:
1. The City Clerk’s Office
City Hall – 2263 Santa Clara Avenue
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
2. The Main Library (2 copies)
1550 Oak Street
Monday – Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
3. Bay Farm Island Library
3221 Mecartney Road
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
4. West End Library
Monday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5. Mastick Senior Center
1155 Santa Clara Avenue
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
6. The Golf Course Club House
One Clubhouse Memorial Road
Open every day 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7. The Alameda Chamber of Commerce Office
2210 Southshore Center, Suite D (near Starbucks)
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
8. Alameda Point Collaborative
677 W. Ranger Avenue
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9. City Hall West
950 West Mall Square
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
10. College of Alameda Library Reserve Desk
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway. Building L
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Should anybody want to have his or her own copy of the Draft EIR, it can be purchased for $45.00 atAlameda Printing Services
2408 Lincoln AvenueAlameda CA, 94501
The public is strongly encouraged to review the Draft EIR and make comments on the adequacy of the analysis. Comments must be received by 5:00 PM on Monday October 21, 2013. Comments can be sent by mail or by electronic mail to:
2363 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Additionally, there will be two (2) public hearings where Alamedans can provide live comments on the draft EIR.
The first Public Hearing will be the Planning Board meeting on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers.
The second Public Hearing will be a joint City Council – Planning Board meeting onWednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
At the close of the 45 day comment period, the City will compile all the comments, revise the analysis, and respond to the comments received, and then prepare the Final EIR. Upon its completion, the City will release the Final EIR for public, Planning Board, and City Council consideration.