Category Archives: Housing

Fill in the Blanks at Encinal Terminals

We’re almost there.  The Master Plan for the Encinal Terminals project near Clement Avenue will be back before the city council on September 4.  This time the controversial swap of public tideland is off the table. The revised and improved … Continue reading

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Medical Respite Facility planned for McKay Ave

Those who prefer housing for senior citizens, over other types of housing that generate more traffic, will welcome the proposed dwelling units on McKay Avenue near Crab Cove.  Former federal offices now located there will be rehabbed to create a … Continue reading

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Coulda Woulda Shoulda at Encinal Terminals

On December 19, the city council will decide whether to approve the proposed Encinal Terminals project located behind the former Del Monte warehouse at Buena Vista and Sherman streets.  The project calls for 589 homes with commercial uses and public … Continue reading

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Homelessness in Alameda

It’s good to see the city creating an action plan to find services and shelter for the homeless who have taken up residence in the soon-to-be-built Jean Sweeney Park. But let’s not forget about those living in the encampment at … Continue reading

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A Sign of What’s to Come?

At their first meeting, the new city council unanimously agreed on all the issues before them, including moving forward with the Del Monte Warehouse project. As Councilmember Jim Oddie said at the end of the meeting, “Maybe this is a … Continue reading

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Logic Points to Parkland

“That is not logical, Captain,” Mr. Spock would often say on the Star Trek television series.  Can’t the same be said for putting housing on bay-front property that the East Bay Regional Park District needs for expansion of state park … Continue reading

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Timeline – Events leading up to the lawsuit between city, EBRPD

The legal dispute between the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) and the City of Alameda continues over a parcel of land adjacent to Crab Cove Visitors Center at Crown Memorial State Beach.  EBRPD claims the city failed to prepare … Continue reading

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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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