Future Development at Alameda Marina?

The Alameda City Council will consider a proposed lease with the marina owners that looks to possible future development of a mixed use — residential, retail and office space — project

A new mixed-use development — with housing, office space, retail shops and/or biotech and high-tech business space — may arise adjacent to the Alameda Marina someday under terms of a new lease between the marina's owners and the City of Alameda.

The proposed lease is on the Alameda City Council's agenda for its Tuesday night meeting.

The lease agreement with Pacific Shops, Inc., the present owner of the marina, would have an initial 25-year term, with a 41-year extension if more development is approved by the city and takes place. Terms include a base rent and a percentage of gross receipts, and requires a substantial capital investment by the marina. You may see City Manager John Russo's memo outlining the proposed development and the lease terms here.

Also on the agenda:

  • A public hearing on the 2012-2013 plan for the federal community development block grants and HOME program. Funding for these programs will decrease by about $32,000 next year, and federal stimulus funding for homelessness programs will end in August, 2012, according to a report by Russo.
  • A request by Councilmember Doug deHaan for city staff to analyze Nov. 2, 2010 election campaign financing and to bring a dormant campaign reform ordinance (the Sunshine Ordinance) back to the council for a review and vote.

The council will meet in public session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the City Hall council chambers, 2233 Santa Clara Ave. The agenda is attached above and is also available on the City of Alameda website, along with related staff reports and other documents.

The council will hold a closed session before the public meeting to discuss litigation stemming from a bike accident and labor negotiations with city maragerial employees. You may see that agenda here. (Note: the closed session agenda that appears in the PDF with this article has since been revised.)

The council also has a special meeting scheduled on the following day, Wednesday, May 2, that will focus on Alameda Point. You may read that agenda on the city website.

10dB April 30, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Respectfully, Bette, Alameda Marina has nothing to do with the eyesores in the Clement/Oak/Blanding area. Alameda marina runs along Clement from AMP headquarters to the Navy/Marine Reserve Center. The buildings you speak of are hundreds of yards east of that. According to the Patch, the owner of these buildings is under city orders to tear them down.
virgo April 30, 2012 at 08:03 PM
i'm ok with development of retail and office space but the last thing alameda needs is more housing. we're an island and i think people keep forgetting that. there's only so much growth an island can take and we reached that capacity long ago.
Liz Taylor May 01, 2012 at 02:57 AM
very true, especially without major re work of infrastructure to support same.
Liz Taylor May 01, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Yes, the so called "Collins" property is the eyesore at Clement/Oak/Blanding. It has been on fire at least twice in the past few years and I too recall seeing Patch news that there were orders to tear down. The owner wants to put in many, many condos on that piece of land and the City/neighbors want some kept as open space and that has been part of the battle.
Brandi Garrigus May 04, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing some of this mixed-development on the base. Would especially love to see some new flats! (not like I would be able to afford them though, maybe someday!) The commuters would be close to the ferry terminal and would have Willie Stargell Ave to hop right into the tube.


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