Category Archives: Development

Be sure to count your (ex)change

True or false:  An affiliate of residential developer Tim Lewis Communities is legally entitled to build 589 new housing units on the site of the former Encinal Terminals along the northern waterfront. If you answered true, turn to the left, … Continue reading

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Buy one, get one free

As former Councilman Tony Daysog (among many others) is fond of saying, “Elections have consequences.” The latest case in point in Alameda involves Mr. Daysog himself. Now that our elected officials are taking their August recess, the Merry-Go-Round decided to … Continue reading

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A design for affordable housing

Here in Alameda, there are two ways to talk about the issue of affordable housing.

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AUSD to the rescue?

If you’re one of those hoping that the development approved for Site A at Alameda Point actually will come to pass, you’d better be nice – very nice – to the Alameda Unified School District, because, without AUSD’s assistance, the project … Continue reading

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Ms. Spencer’s choice

Mayor Trish Spencer would have good reasons, principled as well as personal, for not reappointing Inner Ringleader John Knox White, whose term expired on June 30, to another four-year stint on the Planning Board. But if she doesn’t, the Council … Continue reading

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MX’d message

Those Alamedans who would like to see the City require that every new “mixed-use” development project provide more “workforce” housing and reserve more space for job-creating businesses will have longer to wait – maybe a lot longer.

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The rest of the housing report

Assistant Community Development Director Andrew Thomas didn’t get a chance to present his annual Housing Element report orally to Council last Tuesday – the item was placed on the consent calendar. And that’s a shame, because there was a lot … Continue reading

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