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City Launches Survey to Name Alameda Point Hub

The City of Alameda has launched a public survey on suggested names for the central hub of the center of the redeveloped Alameda Point.

The City of Alameda has launched a public survey on suggested names for the central hub of the center of the redeveloped Alameda Point.

The City of Alameda has launched a public survey to gather input on preferred names for the hub of a redeveloped Alameda Point, centered on the former seaplane lagoon.

The working name to date for the area, in planning documents, has been “Alameda Town Center” which as drawn criticism from some residents, as the location is not in the center of Alameda, and it could be confused with South Shore Shopping Center which, for a brief time in recent history, was named Alameda Towne Centre.

City planning department staff have whittled the name down to seven candidates, but the survey also provides for write-ins. The seven choices listed in the survey are:

  • FerryPoint Bay
  • FerryPoint Station
  • FerryPoint Village
  • Seaplane Bay
  • Seaplane Station
  • Seaplane Village

City officials are keeping the survey open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24th, and the results will be reported at a joint City Council and Planning Board meeting on September 25th.

3 comments to City Launches Survey to Name Alameda Point Hub

  • Every one of these unimaginative and ugly combinations makes me want to vomit. How about a name that recognizes the history of the area, like Woodstock or Doolittle or Neptune Beach?

  • carol g

    How about “Bay Station Village”? [kidding]. Since the area encircles seaplane lagoon, it already has a name= “Seaplane Lagoon”. I believe this is the only seaplane lagoon left in California. Why change the name? We are in danger of losing all of the Naval references to the area, if we don’t watch out. The least tern runways should retain the name it had in 1997=Nimitz Field Wildlife Preserve. And the city should specify “USS Enterprise Park”. Without the “USS’, the new park may be mistaken for an “enterprise zone”.

  • It seems like the City, for some reason, works hard to eliminate the Navy past from Alameda. I’ve personally witnessed city staff refer to the Skyhawk/Corsair displays at Alameda Point, in a vaguely derogatory manner, as “airplane on a stick.”

    Willie Stargell Drive was formerly named Tinker Drive, apparently after Major General Clarence Leonard Tinker, a WWII airman.

    http://www.alamedasun.com/local-and-hometown/4330
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_L._Tinker

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