Tag Archives: Encinal Terminals

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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A design for affordable housing

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

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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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