Tag Archives: North Housing

No TLC from TLC

Mike O’Hara, the familiar face of Tim Lewis Communities, is probably the guy who will present the latest version of the developer’s plan for the Encinal Terminals to Council for approval Tuesday night. The Merry-Go-Round predicts that, after the dog-and-pony … Continue reading

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They’re there in Oakland

For more than a while now, the Merry-Go-Round has been listening as the developers of Site A at Alameda Point and the Del Monte warehouse try to explain why their projects have not broken ground, more than two years after … Continue reading

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The self-destructing cap

This is the story of how the one successful effort to limit residential development on the northern waterfront – the 435-unit housing cap on the North Housing site – blew up in its proponents’ faces.

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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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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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