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Property Appraisals Not Necessary for Land Swap Deal, Superintendent Says

Property valuation appraisals are not required for all of the parcels in a complex land swap deal coming back before Alameda City Council and the Alameda Unified School District, school superintendent Kirsten Vital insists.

Last night, Alameda Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital was adamant that property appraisals are not necessary, and none will […]

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Project Leaf Pushes for Green Space, Urban Farms, in Alameda

Project Leaf volunteer Nanette Burdick. (Project Leaf Blog)

Melanie Wartenberg, co-director of Project Leaf, a grassroots Alameda organization that formed around the issue of redevelopment of the former Island High School Site, wants you to know that the group is interested in promoting urban farming throughout Alameda, not just in the neighborhood around the old […]

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Alameda Island High Project Debate Continues

Even though the project is dead, back-and-forth continues in the local paper between Warmington Homes and the residents of “Wedgewood,” the Alameda neighborhood immediately surrounding the site of the former Island High School. But the developer’s attempt to slip a 36-unit apartment complex past the residents is not the real story.

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City Council Spanked Warmington Homes

Not only did Warmington Homes not get an affordable housing agreement last night that would permit them to build a 16 to 36 unit rental apartment complex on the former Alameda Island High School site, they were denied by City Council, sitting as the Community Improvement Commission the privilege of transferring any affordable housing units […]

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Neighbors Ask for Support to Oppose 36-Unit Apartment Complex

Dear Editor,

Please join us tonight at City Hall!

This is the subject on the agenda tonight 8/5/2008 with the Alameda CIC. I would like to invite everyone who opposes of a builder coming into our town and making policy decisions to please help fight at City Hall tonight.

I disapprove of Warmingtons request to […]

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Planning Board Surprised at 36-Unit Apartment Proposal

At last night’s Planning Board meeting, board members expressed surprise that residents were speaking in opposition to a proposed 36-unit rental apartment complex at the former Alameda Island High School site at the corner of Eagle and Everett. Evidently, City Staff did not inform the planning board of a presentation by AE3 Partners at the […]

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36 Apartment Units Will Crowd Living Space

Dear Editor,

I oppose the Community Improvement Commission and the Alameda School District’s support of the Catellus Development Group’s proposal to put

36 units at the old Island High site.

To put 15 units priced between $400 to $700 a month and 21 between $1000 to $1250 a month with no units of market value, […]

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Petition Opposing 36-Unit Apartment Complex

Dear Editor,

My neighbors and I recently received a letter from an architectural firm inviting us to review the preliminary plans for the old Island High school site on Eagle and Everett. In attending the meeting the plan presented was to construct a 36-unit apartment complex for very low and low income residents. What also […]

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“Well, I think that would affect our pro-forma.”

At the June 23rd Planning Board meeting, Warmington Homes project manager David Day was so certain that the fix was in to support his proposal to push all the low and very-low income homes out of his Grand Marina Village project and into an “off-site” location at the former Alameda Island High School site, that […]

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Island High Project Would Exclude Teachers

A proposal by Catellus to transfer low and very-low income affordable housing units out of the Grand Marina project and into a new project on the site of the former Alameda Island High School would exclude teachers in the Alameda Unified School District who earn the average salary for the district.

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