Tag Archives: Alameda Marina

Misuse of mixed use

Suppose a developer buys a 10-acre parcel of land zoned “MX-MF” – i.e., “mixed use” with a “multi-family overlay.”  As required by the City’s mixed-use zoning ordinance, it then submits a master plan for the site.  The plan shows that … 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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The hidden costs of development

If you believe Willdan Financial Services – and why wouldn’t you? – 3,227 persons will be living, and another 5,016 working, every day at Alameda Point when the site is fully built out.  In addition, again according to Willdan (in … Continue reading

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Jammin’ traffic

Here’s your quiz for today: If Tim Lewis Communities, the Roseville-based residential developer and BFF (best financial friend) of Council members Malia Vella and Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, is allowed to build its proposed 589-unit project featuring a 14-story high rise … Continue reading

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Tell us about the money

Later this year, Councilwoman Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft will get the chance to strike a blow for “transparency” and set an example to her colleagues about timely disclosure of campaign contributions. The Bladium Sports & Fitness Club, which has been operating … Continue reading

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Notes on the election

The results of Tuesday’s elections for Council and other local offices came as no surprise to the Merry-Go-Round.  Indeed, the electoral rules we discussed last week predicted a Vella victory and a Daysog defeat. Absent any exit polls, there’s no … Continue reading

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