DELIVERED IN THREE PHASES, THE TRANSIT-ORIENTED, MIXED-USE PLAN FOR SITE A WILL INCLUDE:
800 residential units: approximately two-thirds of the market rate units for
lease and one-third for sale, including 200 affordable units
Up to 200,000 square feet of new shops, restaurants and other retail
Up to 400,000 square feet of commercial/retail that combines creativity and commerce in rehabilitated Naval buildings
Approximately 14 acres of public parks, plazas and open space
A comprehensive Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDM) that includes the ferry, shuttles, bike paths, car sharing and other public transit
$10M toward construction of a new ferry terminal at Seaplane Lagoon
$93M in infrastructure improvements, such as
water, sewer, roads and communications
$5M to help build a new sports complex
PARKS & OPEN SPACE
Site A includes three distinct park-themed areas, or districts, intended to create accessible and walkable community open space — nearly 25% more than the Town Center plan. A portion of the Bay Trail will be constructed along the northeastern edge of the Seaplane Lagoon, along the southern edge of RAMP to Main Street, and along the Site A frontage on Main Street.
Site A makes an unprecedented investment in transit infrastructure with a package of transit strategies that complement and build off each other, including a new ferry terminal, bus rapid transit, “last mile” connection to BART (with shuttle service every 15-minutes in peak periods), bike and car sharing. We know that transit ridership is much higher in transit-oriented communities. The Site A TDM includes transit subsidies (AC Transit Easy Pass and Clipper Card Cash) for residents, and employee programs (carpools, ridematching, bike buddy and more).
We know that transit ridership is much higher in transit-oriented communities. Alameda already is at 15.2%, compared to just 3% in Livermore. The goal at Site A is to improve alternative modes of transportation so that people shift a greater share of their trips to public transit, biking, and walking. Our investment today is a long-range strategy to alleviate traffic and allow future generations of Alamedans to travel more easily on and off the island.
The City of Alameda has identified Alameda Point as a priority area for critically needed housing to ensure more people enjoy all of the benefits our island community offers.
Workforce Housing: The Bay Area’s housing crisis has created an opportunity for cities to provide workforce housing to draw new business to the island. With two-thirds of the housing at Site A as rental units, the plan presents a real solution to the island’s rental housing shortage. Site A provides a thoughtful mix of housing near workspaces – creating a sense of place for employees seeking to improve their lifestyle by living closer to where they work.
Affordable Housing: The 25% inclusionary (affordable housing) requirement at Alameda Point is higher than most jurisdictions around the Bay Area, and an asset for creating the affordable housing Alameda so desperately needs. Site A includes 200 affordable units, including housing for very-low, low and moderate-income households.
The housing planned for Site A uses a mix of designs and architectures, as well as native landscaping.
The vision for Site A retail and commercial includes smaller, artisanal, entrepreneurial businesses that blend commerce and creativity in an industrial-organic environment. Artists, makers and technologists can create and sell, all in one space.
The Site A plan will attract commercial businesses in the technology and new economy sectors. To start-up or relocate here, employers need a community to support it. This means providing housing, retail and transit that bolster a sustainable, durable
Visit the petition by Alameda’s business community in support of Site A.
Site A will be sensitively designed to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs), combat climate change, conserve energy and water, and use recycled and reclaimed materials. Here are the ways that Site A is one of Alameda’s most environmentally-friendly new projects:
In anticipation of population growth, East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) began water resources planning decades ago, enabling cities, like Alameda, to plan for new housing developments with sufficient water supplies.
A transit-oriented development, Site A is considered “infill” — areas once occupied by commercial and industrial users with higher water demands than residential housing units and smaller businesses that are fully plumbed for reclaimed water.
Site A public spaces will use predominately low water, drought-tolerant California native plants.
In the waterfront park there will be enhancement of habitat for native plants. Alameda Point Partners will also add permeability to a non-permeable site and add stormwater treatment along streets, parks and open space corridors. Grey water will be utilized in open space designs for water conservation.
With two-thirds rental housing, these smaller units eliminate individual yards and allow for more centralized water management.
All buildings will be constructed with a minimum LEED™ Silver Certified rating by the U.S. Green Building Council, or a minimum Green Point Rated score of fifty (50) by Build It Green. These standards ensure a reduction of GHGs from heating, cooling and operations of the buildings.
To plan for sea level rise, construction of Site A has a minimum elevation of 24 inches above the 100-year tidal flood plan elevation.
All Site A structures are “solar ready” and meet the latest California Building Standards Codes for Solar Photovoltaic (PV).
THE THREE R’s
By preserving and reusing existing buildings at Site A, the project reduces waste, energy use and GHGs during construction.