Tag Archives: Housing Element

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 real housing shortage

In our last column, we discussed how more new housing units are expected to be built in Alameda during the next seven years than the regional planners have determined the City needs. Today, we’ll look at what – for us … Continue reading

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No thanks, Frank

Ever since he was elected to Council in November 2014 with the most votes cast, Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese has done his darnedest to try to slow down the pace of residential development on the northern waterfront. After last Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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Crab Cove – the final chapter

For nearly 10 years, the East Bay Regional Park District has been seeking to acquire a 3.89-acre parcel located at Crab Cove in order to expand Crown Memorial State Beach. This Thursday, the Park District announced it finally would achieve … Continue reading

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Marching to the same drummer

No one would ever mistake Minnesota native and Alameda resident Joe Ernst for Professor Harold Hill, but that sure was an impressive parade he led in Council chambers last Tuesday in support of Alameda Point Partners’ development proposal for Site … Continue reading

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Bonuses without benefits

Council got an earful Tuesday night about the alleged flaws in Alameda’s density bonus ordinance. Here’s one thing those on the dais didn’t hear:  The main problem with the density bonus ordinance is that . . . it doesn’t produce … Continue reading

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“Waive” goodbye to Measure A at Alameda Point

Ever since the City ended its relationship with SunCal and staff took over development planning for Alameda Point, we’ve known that the planners were working to ensure that multi-family housing would dominate residential development at the former naval air station. … Continue reading

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