MAP: Alameda development projects

MAP: Alameda development projects

Michele Ellson

What new developments are being built in Alameda, and what others are being considered by city leaders? The Alamedan has put together this map showing you where new homes and commercial developments are being considered and constructed - along with a host of new details not previously reported. We'll be updating this map regularly to keep you up to date on development on the Island; if you've got suggestions for ways we can improve it, let us know by leaving a comment or e-mailing us at


Submitted by Bruce Carlton (not verified) on Tue, Oct 1, 2013

Haven't you misplaced your Alameda Point information? It looks to me way more like Crab Cove.

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Submitted by Jon Spangler on Tue, Oct 1, 2013

This is a very useful tool for keeping track of the various projects. Thanks!

Submitted by Doug (not verified) on Tue, Oct 1, 2013

You've moved Alameda Point to McKay Ave.

Submitted by Michele Ellson on Tue, Oct 1, 2013

Hey all: Apologies that the Alameda Point marker is indeed not where it's supposed to be. Working on fixing that as we speak.

Submitted by Crystal (not verified) on Tue, Oct 1, 2013

I can appreciate development plans for our wonderful town. I'm a life long resident and I support plans to enhance our community. My hope is that when these new homes are built that they are not stacked less than 10 feet apart right on top of each other. I hope to see yards with enough space for children and families to be able to play in and have BBQs. I think the lay out design of Bayport landing is ridiculous. Seeing new homes built so close together makes me think the developers were just trying to squeeze in as many homes as possible to make large profits.

Submitted by Jay (not verified) on Wed, Oct 2, 2013

Walgreens on Park Street = Pointless and devastating to local business.

Submitted by Karen Bey (not verified) on Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Just to clarify something about the Marina Cove 11 development acquired from Trident. Lennar Homes in San Ramon will be developing this project – not Lennar Urban who is responsible for the Hunters Point, Candlestick and Treasure Island projects in San Francisco.

Submitted by Alli (not verified) on Thu, Oct 17, 2013

First, I completely agree with Crystal's comments above. I too am a life-long resident and remember fondly our days as kids in our big backyard. There must be some kind of density limit put on these new developments. Second, while I'm all for the new, overwhelming variety of shopping we will have when all these projects are realized, and the new jobs it will create and the tax revenue it will bring to the city, how the heck all are these new people going to get to and from Alameda without a new crossing? Why don't we make one, two or all of these new developers chip in for a new bridge at the end of Grand St, or if anyone can think of a better more possible crossing to Oakland, let us know?!

Submitted by P. Maar (not verified) on Sun, Nov 10, 2013

The number of projected homes and new housing units is astoundingly high. The projects all seem to be conceived with an eye toward the most units possible in the smallest amount of space. Case in point: Mapes Ranch, (basically that triangular strip of land just off the Fruitvale Bridge) will have 11 homes on 1.3 acres of land. These are just glorified apartments with non-connecting walls.

I suppose this is good for the city's tax base, good for developers, and good for existing Alameda business owners. But, additionally, all these new buildings are incredibly homogenous. Along with the new Target they could be built on any available land anywhere in the US.

So, besides the fact that theses new housing units are architecturally bland at best, the density of the construction is something that should be questioned before allowing these projects to move forward.

Submitted by Nancy Vicknair (not verified) on Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Question: How many developments can be squeezed into Alameda?
The answer: As many as possible.

Thank goodness I packed up our family and drove away after living in Alameda for 30 years--we headed for Central Valley farm life and to the hills of Gold Country. We do not miss the island at all because we feel Alameda lost its charm years ago anyway. We have huge yards here with endless clear vistas without a building in sight. Deer, wild turkeys in the country and of course cows and miles of almond orchards in the valley. Old California beauty.A Unspoiled. Good luck to those who like the direction Alameda is heading - with development, you will get exactly what you wish for!!!

Submitted by Matt Parker (not verified) on Tue, Jul 8, 2014

I really love this page, and would love to have it sticky, and updated as news develops...

Submitted by Michele Ellson on Tue, Jul 8, 2014

Hey Matt: Thanks for your note. We have updated and reposted twice, with the latest here: To avoid confusion, though, from here on out I'll do what you're suggesting and update the same map instead of posting a fresh one each time I update.