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    BTW, they want to retain the boat docks, for now anyway. But there was no provision for parking for the docks in any of the layouts we were shown last night. NONE.

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    Anybody in close enough proximity to City Hall that can get copies of property lines, and related documents to the waterfront, the lease agreement etc?

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    Reconnecting. They used my ppt for AC 34 proposal to council.

    Alan! Thanks for the write up!!! Saved me time!!

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    COPIED from the SSS forum: (Thanks Jackie!)

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    According to Erin Garcia, administrative assistant at the Alameda Planning Department, NO FORMAL APPLICATION regarding the Alameda boatyard or marina has been filed with the City as of today. If you would like to write a letter regarding this issue, send it to Andrew Thomas, Assistant Community Development Director. The address is: City of Alameda Planning Division 2263 Santa Clara Avenue Room 120, Alameda California 94501. Emails to PlanningBoard@Alamedaca.gov
    Board members are David Burton, David Mitchell, John Knox White, Kristoffer Koster, Lorre Zuppan, Mike Henneberry and Sandy Sulllivan; Letters are forwarded to individual board members every two weeks.

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    The next planning board meeting is scheduled for Monday November 23rd at 19:00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan H View Post
    COPIED from the SSS forum: (Thanks Jackie!)

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    According to Erin Garcia, administrative assistant at the Alameda Planning Department, NO FORMAL APPLICATION regarding the Alameda boatyard or marina has been filed with the City as of today. If you would like to write a letter regarding this issue, send it to Andrew Thomas, Assistant Community Development Director. The address is: City of Alameda Planning Division 2263 Santa Clara Avenue Room 120, Alameda California 94501. Emails to PlanningBoard@Alamedaca.gov
    Board members are David Burton, David Mitchell, John Knox White, Kristoffer Koster, Lorre Zuppan, Mike Henneberry and Sandy Sulllivan; Letters are forwarded to individual board members every two weeks.
    For those interested, heres a link to search "Northern Waterfront" on city of alameda site http://alamedaca.gov/search/node/northern%20waterfront

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    Been doing a little investigative bumbling...Think inspector Clouseau...



    The master plan



    Parcel West



    Parcel East


    http://alamedamarina.com/ is the site dedicated to the redvelopment, even has a facebook link, for you that do that stuff....

    Was told by an informed source that tenants can apply for an extension that carry them through the end of 2016, but after that, all bets are off.

    There will be no change to wet berths, for what that is worth. But good luck with parking...

    There will be a myriad of government agencies this proposal must clear before any go ahead will occur, and with the current climate of anti growth within Alameda,
    you can bet there will be a battle...

    "Alameda Marina is home to over 65 businesses and the only marina on the Bay with a full-service boatyard, chandlery and sail lofts.
    Wet Berth,Dry Boat Storage, RV & Camper Storage,Office Space,Warehouse Space,Industrial Space."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photoboy View Post
    Been doing a little investigative bumbling...Think inspector Clouseau...



    The master plan




    Was told by an informed source that tenants can apply for an extension that carry them through the end of 2016, but after that, all bets are off.

    There will be no change to wet berths, for what that is worth. But good luck with parking...

    There will be a myriad of government agencies this proposal must clear before any go ahead will occur, and with the current climate of anti growth within Alameda,
    you can bet there will be a battle...

    "Alameda Marina is home to over 65 businesses and the only marina on the Bay with a full-service boatyard, chandlery and sail lofts.
    Wet Berth,Dry Boat Storage, RV & Camper Storage,Office Space,Warehouse Space,Industrial Space."

    You can go to the website - http://www.alamedamarina.com and click on the "vision" link to see more.

    I want to reiterate... the picture I kept in Photoboys quote above is NOT...NOT representative of what was pitched to the community at the meeting last night. We were presented with a set of powerpoint slides that outlined 4-5 potential plans. NONE of the plans contained a boatyard, or in fact ANY marine industry at all. ALL of them filled the entire site with housing. The only differences between the plans were whether the 3 story townhomes were over there, and the 5 story apartments were over *there*, or vice versa. In fact all of the presented plans had townhomes completely filling the dry storage area where the 3-ton hoist is, now. We were presented with an image of townhomes crowding down onto the water in the little channel, there....a la canals in Venice, minus a gondola. I'm not exaggerating, here. We were asked whether we agreed that a project of that character and scope was appropriate for the site.

    All the rest of the site was covered by some combination of 5 story apartments or 3 story condos, or single family homes. ALL of it. --Oh, and some little grassy areas between the condos, and the concrete walkway along the water, the so-called "Bay Trail"

    NO BOATYARD.

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    Lease Agreement

    A couple nuggets from the lease agreement signed in 2012


    Section 1.3 Redevelopment of Property and Fee Property; Grant of Easements.
    (a) Redevelopment Timing. Prior to the end of Lease Year 1 (defined in Section 1.5(a).),
    Tenant, at its expense, shall retain a land use planning/consulting firm to prepare one or more proposed
    development plans setting forth Tenant’s proposal for demolition and/or replacement and/or
    comprehensive rehabilitation of existing improvements on the Property and Fee Property and construction
    of a new higher-value project (“Development Project”) thereon. Tenant shall keep Landlord apprised of
    the status of such development plan(s) by submitting to Landlord at least annually a summary of Tenant’s
    efforts and progress with respect thereto and shall coordinate with Landlord’s planning staff in the
    preparation of such plan(s). Prior to the end of Lease Year 5, Tenant shall complete such planning efforts
    and submit to City a complete development plan application setting forth Tenant’s Development Project
    proposal. Tenant shall use diligent, commercially reasonable efforts to obtain on or before the end of


    Lease Year 8, City’s final approval of the proposed development plan, issuance of all other permits and
    land use entitlements required by other governmental agencies exercising jurisdiction over the
    Development Project, and financing for the first phase comprising a substantial portion of the
    Development Project. Tenant agrees that the time periods set forth in this Section 1.3 shall not be
    extended regardless of adverse changes in economic conditions, either of Tenant specifically or the
    economy generally, changes in market conditions or demand, and/or Tenant’s inability to obtain financing
    or other lack of funding for the Development Project. Tenant expressly assumes the risk of such adverse
    economic or market changes and/or financial inability, whether or not foreseeable as of the
    Commencement Date.

    (b) Redevelopment Scope. Tenant will propose a mixed-use commercial and/or residential
    and/or industrial project be developed as the Development Project. The development plan for the
    Development Project shall include finalization of “Easements” (defined in Section 1.3(d).) as provided in
    Section 1.3(d), and, to the extent applicable, any proposed amendments of the existing zoning and general
    plan land use designations. The development plan may also include proposed lot line adjustments as
    provided in Section 1.3(f) to the extent such lot line adjustments are necessary or desirable for the
    planning and/or completion of the Development Project as proposed, and Landlord, at Tenant’s expense,
    shall cooperate with any such lot line adjustments in good faith.

    (c) City’s Reservation of Discretion. By execution of this Lease, the City is not committing
    itself, or agreeing to approve a Development Project or any particular development plan that may be
    submitted by Tenant.
    City reserves full and complete discretion with respect to consideration of any
    proposed Development Project and all proceedings and decisions in connection therewith, including any
    proposed general plan amendment and/or rezoning, and any CEQA review that may be required in
    connection with such project.
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    From an outside source:

    "Several years ago a group of concerned Alamedans created a non profit 501c4 Alameda watchdog organization called Alameda Citizens Task Force (ACT). The website is very outdated but I have attached the Mission, Vision and Core Values as they were written when the group formed. Since its beginning, the organization has successfully served to assist groups of citizens that have sought to change the direction of decisions being made by city leaders. Some projects have been retaining the MIF Golf Course for kids and seniors and averting residential development planned for that land, Saving Crab Cove from development and the election of a less development oriented mayor for city council.

    ACT leaders are aware of this planned development and are knowledgeable of the history, the real mandate (not necessarily houses), and are available to help. Eventually, we all may have to start going to city council and planning board meetings. The opposition to residential development is hugely compelling and I am optimistic that development of Alameda Marina can have a positive outcome. Alameda Marina is currently zoned mixed use. We can not allow any part of it to become zoned residential.

    If you would like to have an informational meeting, I can help to organize it with speakers from ACT who can explain how we got here and what can be done. At this stage, I would encourage everyone to write letters to members of Alameda’s City Council in addition to letters to the editors of the Alameda Sun and Alameda Journal. Please note that letters to the city council members may be deemed a public record which could be disclosed.

    Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer tspencer@alamedaca.gov
    Vice Mayor Frank Matarrese fmatarrese@alamedaca.gov
    Tony Daysog tdaysog@alamedaca.gov
    Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft mezzyashcraft@alamedaca.gov
    Jim Oddie joddie@alamedaca.gov

    Alameda Journal: Jon Kawamoto jkawamoto@bayareanewsgroup.com
    Alameda Sun Dennis Evanosky editor@alamedasun.com

    The developer, Bay West, indicated they would have the presentation given yesterday and results of the polls on line at www.alamedamarina.com . That info should give great talking points for letters but it may take the a few days to get it online. Those who live in Alameda are familiar with the traffic issues that are further fodder for letters."



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    Our Mission
    We protect the quality of life for Alamedans by:
     Promoting open government
     Advocating fiscal responsibility
     Analyzing critical comments on city issues
     Encouraging community involvement in city government

    Our Vision
    As a permanent watchdog group advocating for effective government we take actions as necessary to support ACT’s mission by:
     Monitoring and reporting on city public meetings
     Critically analyzing and commenting on important issues in Alameda
     Providing city/community with factual information to support decision making
     Promoting advocacy and participation by reaching out to other community groups

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