Development

Five years ago the city laid off half of its planning department, as the economy fell into a deep recession and construction projects came to a screeching halt. But now that the economy is recovering, the city’s permit counter is busier than ever, planning staffers say.

 
Are you confused by all the hubbub over Neptune Pointe? Find yourself struggling to figure out who's suing who, and why? To make things a little easier for our readers, we've assembled this flow chart that spells out who the players are and how they're engaged in the mega-dispute over this vacant, 3.9-acre federal property across the street from Crab Cove (click to expand; we've also attached the flow chart as a PDF below). For more information, your can check out our full Neptune Pointe coverage here.

The Planning Board will consider design plans Monday for the new Marina Shores housing development on Buena Vista Avenue and for a 32-unit, six-building affordable housing complex in Alameda Landing.

 
Here's our updated development map, with all the latest on what's developing in Alameda. We know you want to be kept in the loop on all the latest development news, so we're working to soup up our coverage of this critical topic. Stay tuned for enhanced development coverage this fall, with more stories, new tools and more frequent development map updates.

New neighborhoods are proposed or in progress at Alameda Point, Alameda Landing and all along the Island’s Northern Waterfront. So when and how can you have your say on the size of a development, its design and plans to address the traffic it might generate?

The Planning Board is set Monday to discuss plans to redevelop the historic Del Monte warehouse as concerns over the proposed development and others along the Island’s Northern Waterfront grow.

While much of the public's attention toward development has been focused on Alameda Point, another area of the Island may see hundreds of new homes, a lot sooner.

What do the co-founder of Alameda’s Scandinavian Club, the Island’s first African American school board member and the late actress Phyllis Diller all have in common?

The Planning Board is set to consider design plans for 52 new homes and 37 condominiums to be built where a warehouse once stood along Buena Vista Avenue.

The United States Navy may have won its battles in the Pacific during World War II, but it suffered something of a setback Monday night before the Planning Board.