In addition to the environmental impact report, which is required by law, the City of Alameda is preparing zoning ordinance and General Plan amendments and a master infrastructure plan to support the redevelopment of the former military base.
The Planning Department staff report to the Board says that the zoning changes and master infrastructure plan are designed to accommodate 5.5 million square feet of employment uses in existing and newly constructed buildings and 1,225 new housing units. The proposed 5.5 million square feet of commercial/industrial use in the plan more than doubles the 2.3 million square foot allocation currently on the books.
The redevelopment effort could take over 20 years, depending on economic conditions.
The plan breaks-down the huge parcel of land into sub-districts such as “Town Center” or “Residential” which may each require more detailed development standards.
Planning Department staff hope to garner public input throughout the year and put a final package of zoning changes and detailed plans before City Council for approval in December of this year.
The first public hearing will be on January 28th, at 7:00 p.m. at Alameda City Hall.
See item 7-A on the agenda here.