Look to the Future: Housing, Alameda Point

The Alameda Planning board will hold two public workshops Monday evening


The Alameda Planning Board will devote almost all its time Monday evening to two public workshops: one on revising the Housing Element of the city's General Plan, the other on rezoning of Alameda Point property.


Monday's Housing Element workshop focuses on identifying sites that can accommodate 2,028 more residential units within Alameda, the number that the state says is the city's "fair share" of future regional housing needs.

That number includes 1,017 units for lower-income households (in today's dollars, an annual income of $65,350 or less for a family of four).

Planning staff have identified 14 potential sites in the West End, northern waterfront and East End. They range from the site of the former Chevy's restaurant on Mariner Square Loop to the Ron Goode property on Park Street's onet-time "auto row."

Alameda Point is not included (although it likely will be a part a new round of housing planning that will begin in 2014). Neither is land in the Harbor Bay Business Park.

Monday's workshop will likely kick off a 60-day public review period of the proposals, with more discussion at the May 14 Planning Board meeting, the April 18 Housing Commission meeting and the April 23 Disability Commission meeting.

Alameda Point

The Alameda Point workshop will focus updating the zoning for the property to be consistent with the city's Reuse Plan and Alameda Point General Plan Amendment for the former Navy base property.

The Planning Board will meet March 12 at 7 p.m. in City Hall council chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.

The meeting agenda and detailed staff reports for both workshops are available on the City of Alameda website.


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