Jamestown Properties, owner of the South Shore Shopping Center, is asking the City of Alameda Planning Board for flexibility in filling some of the many vacancies along the interior courtyard of the shopping plaza.
The shopping center went through a major expansion and renovation from 2004 through 2010, while in the hands of its previous owner, Harsch Realty. But the storefronts along the interior remain stubbornly vacant, as they are less visible from the roads and parking lots.
To remedy that, the new owner is asking the Planning Board approve a change to previously approved conditions that would allow tenants along the interior to skip the design review process so long as proposed architectural changes are consistent with a set of guidelines developed by the owner.
Changes to exterior facades and perimeter buildings would still go through a planning board design review process.
The matter comes before the Planning Board this Monday, February 11th, at Alameda City Hall.