The 1600 Park St. property (at the corner of Park and Lincoln) is fenced off and ready for redevelopment, and tonight the Alameda Planning Board will review design details for the two buildings proposed for the site by Foley Street Investments. Those include issues raised at a May 14 planning board meeting, especially placement of doors and windows in the proposed CVS building, and parking, traffic and pedestrian safety concerns. You can see notes from the May 14 session here.
Planning staff note that their complete review of the proposal will be ready prior to a public hearing on June 11.
The site had , as noted by Alameda Patch blogger Jennifer Loring.
Also on tonight's agenda, the at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Webster Street is hoping for an upgrade, by demolishing the existing 100 sq-ft convenience store and replacing it with a 2,575 sq-ft store that would also be permitted to sell alcohol. The alcohol permit was intially denied, pending an appeal. The planning board will consider a revised site plan for the property that stipulates distance from two adjacent residential buildings.
The city is looking ahead to the next fiscal year and setting priorities for capital improvement projects. The board is considering its options if Measure C passes on June 5, hiking local sales tax by half a cent and adding $1.8 million annually into the city budget for facilities and equipment. There are more than 50 major projects listed the Capital Improvement Program proposal as well as major 49 annual maintenance projects. More information can be found in the City of Alameda staff report on Measure C.
Read the full agenda for the Alameda Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, May 30 here. The meeting convenes at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at , 2263 Santa Clara Ave.