On Monday June 21st the Planning Board will be making a final decision on the Boatworks project at Oak and Clement Streets and will vote to send their recommendation to the City Council. This will be the final oportunity for the neighborhood to voice their opinion on the project before the Planning Board’s recommendation goes to City Council.
It is apparent that a wonderful neighborhood park is being eliminated because of other possible opportunities for parks at the West end of the island. The present plan for Boatworks includes 2 acres of open space that will not be a park but just a 100 foot wide area between the housing and the waterfront. There are no plans presented in the project to develop this space into anything that could be used as an active park.
The latest planning staff documents for the present plan are available online at http://www.ci.alameda.ca.us/archive/agenda.html?agenda=pb_100621_1554.
Scroll down to Item 9A and click on the links to view the documents.
– Joe Woodard, Alameda