Alameda Point

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly headline review. Here’s what happened this week.

The City Council offered preliminary approvals for a plan to build up to 380 new homes on the 11-acre Del Monte warehouse, a development that one council member said could offer the last new housing the Island will see for years.

The City Council is due to make decisions regarding the Del Monte warehouse and Alameda Point developments at its next meeting. Here is a look at what’s on the agenda.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.

The City Council voted Wednesday to approve an exclusive agreement with Alameda Point Partners to negotiate a deal to develop a 68-acre waterfront town center at the former Naval Air Station, despite opposition from residents who think the lame duck council should wait and let the new council decide.

“This is a tough decision. But stalling is not the answer to a tough decision,” Vice Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft said.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your 60-second news review. Here’s what happened this week.

Welcome to today’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.

The Department of Veterans Affairs officially took ownership of 624 acres of Alameda Point on Monday, which it hopes to transform into a new, one-stop medical and benefits center, a national cemetery and a wildlife preserve. The department hopes to secure money from Congress to build the $208.6 million project next year, and a staffer said they anticipate it will be open for business in 2018 or 2019.

In today’s alert, we’ve got details on plans for shops and townhomes in an old Oak Street warehouse, a planning extension for Mapes Ranch and the latest news about Alameda Point.

 
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, our 60-second news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

Alameda police have arrested two men in connection with a string of apparent arson fires that took place within a seven-block radius on and around Park Street Sunday morning. But friends of one of the suspects in a string of early-morning fires Sunday are expressing disbelief he was involved in starting them.

The Social Service Human Relations Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2 in Conference Room 360 on the third floor of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue.