For Alameda residents not exhausted with the campaign season, or who think that the rejection of SunCal’s Measure B earlier this year, and the 2006 community-driven “Preliminary Development Concept,” didn’t provide enough information about what they want or don’t want at Alameda Point, there’s a new series community forums coming up to discuss redevelopment at Alameda Point. Be advised, the process is replete with planning buzz-phrases like “new vision concept.”
The City of Alameda announced yesterday that they will hold a number of so-called “Going Forward” community forums in November and December throughout the city; the City anticipates completing a land use plan and conveyance agreement for Alameda Point with the United States navy by June 2011.
The forums will frun from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:
- November 9, 2010 – “Lessons Learned” Community Forum – East Alameda – Bay Farm Island — Grand Pavilion
- November 18, 2010 – “Lessons Learned” Community Forum – Central Alameda – Mastick Senior Center
- December 8, 2010 – “Lessons Learned” Community Forum – West Alameda – The O’Club
The meetings will be broken up into the well-worn “small groups” format, organized according to six key planning topics: (1) Land Use Mix, (2) Parks and Open Space, (3) Transportation and Access, (4)
Architectural Character and Building Types, (5) Historic Character and Adaptive Reuse; and (6) Community Benefits.
Members of the public that cannot attend the forums can still give their input at Transportation Commission, Economic Development Commission, Planning Board, and other meetings of City-sponsored boards and commissions beginning in January. They can also participate through a workbook online at the City’s new Alameda Point website www.alamedapoint-goingforward.com
The City of Alameda says that all feedback will be summarized and presented in a summary report to the Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority in March, 2011.