Category Archives: Economic Development

Hold Your Applause

I don’t get it.  We’re supposed to cheer when housing prices rise.  Politicians and pundits look to rebounding housing prices as the gauge for a recovering economy.  I don’t think so.  A sustainable, stable housing market is what we should … Continue reading

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The Right Site for VA Clinic

Sometimes you think you’ve hit on a winning deal, but once you look closer you find out otherwise.  That’s what I’ve come to realize about the site currently being proposed for the veterans’ clinic. I originally got excited when I … Continue reading

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East Bay Regional Park District Spearheads City/VA Parkland Deal

It seemed as though the plans for a veterans’ facility at Alameda Point were moving full steam ahead.  But no.  Last year the project almost died until the East Bay Regional Park District stepped in to help. The $210 million … Continue reading

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Point Progress Report

As directed by the Supreme Court’s opinion dissolving California’s redevelopment agencies, the city council dissolved its Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority (ARRA) on February 7 and accepted the ARRA’s assignment of its rights, assets obligations, responsibilities, duties and contracts in … Continue reading

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Next Steps at Alameda Point

Although Alameda lost its bid to become the future site of the new Lawrence Berkeley Lab, city staff is wasting no time in moving forward with Alameda Point planning. At a special joint meeting of the city council and the … Continue reading

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People Are Talking

People are talking—talking enthusiastically about the possibility that the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will build its second campus at Alameda Point.  But while many of us have been talking enthusiastically amongst ourselves, now there’s an opportunity to … Continue reading

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“South Shore Center” is back!

Updated July 4. During the open comment period of the June 21 city council meeting, the manager for Alameda Towne Centre, Brad Wick, walked up to the podium to officially announce that the new owner, Jamestown Properties, listened to the … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocking

As the city begins its final phase of taking stock and reassessing its vision for Alameda Point, we’ve been presented with the opportunity of a lifetime.  The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is considering locating a new second campus at Alameda … Continue reading

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South Shore By Any Other Name Is Still….

Alameda Towne Centre recently got a new owner.  It’s now time to get an old name. Set alongside Alameda’s south shore beach is Alameda’s outdoor shopping mall.  Known as South Shore Center to generations of Alamedans and business patrons from … Continue reading

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Sad Side Show at Harbor Bay Landing

Across from the golf course and nestled between Harbor Bay’s main thoroughfare and man-made lagoon lies the Harbor Bay Landing shopping center.  It’s the only shopping center located in Harbor Bay.  In fact, it’s the only commercial retail property permitted … Continue reading

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