Tag Archives: Site A

Delay of gain

Typically, residential development projects have been sold to skeptics in Alameda by emphasizing the “public benefits” they provide. For those who aren’t persuaded that the City needs more housing for the affluent (the pitch goes), just look at what else … 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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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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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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Hard times at Site A

Is the Site A project at Alameda Point – long-described as the “catalyst” for the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station – in trouble? It’s not an idle question.

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Still want the job, Ms. Keimach?

The Merry-Go-Round welcomes Jill Keimach, who begins her four-year, $245,000 per year term as Alameda City Manager on Monday. We’re sure staff already has given Ms. Keimach much of the key information she needs, like the private phone number of … Continue reading

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Report card for the Mayor – Part II

When the Merry-Go-Round’s old friend, the late William F. Buckley Jr., founded the National Review, he described its mission as being to “stand athwart history, yelling Stop.” There undoubtedly were some who voted for Trish Spencer last fall because they … Continue reading

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