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Developer Drops Plans for Crab Cove Property

Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)

Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop this McKay Avenue federal property. (Google Street View)

Late this afternoon, the City of Alameda announced that Tim Lewis Communities has dropped plans to develop federal property on McKay Avenue, right next to Crab Cove.

According to the announcement, the developer withdrew its housing development application from the City of Alameda on November 19th.

Time Lewis Communities had won a federal auction for the property, over the protests of East Bay Regional Parks District, which wanted to acquire the land to extend its park at Crab Cove.

A flurry of lawsuits followed, with the regional park district suing the City of Alameda, and the federal government suing the State of California and the parks district over the rights to McKay Avenue, the only access to the parcel.

Residents opposed to the residential development of the property forced the city into rezoning it for open space in July of this year.

Ownership of the property remains with the federal government.

2 comments to Developer Drops Plans for Crab Cove Property

  • barbara

    It’s only so he can rip off the Citizens of Alameda by building segregated housing (poor folks off to the side) at the Del Monte factory creating a traffic overload and insufficient parking. Why doesn’t he go back and do to his City first what he wants to do to us?

  • Bob Frank

    The GSA still wants to seize McKay Av by means of eminent domain and doubtlessly wants to do so to increase the value of the 3.89 acres so it can find another buyer willing to pay even more than Tim Lewis. Tho I wish all of this were over and EBRP could begin its project on the property, I think this is _far_ from over.

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