Alameda Point Draft Environmental Impact Report Now Available for 45-Day Public Comment

Sep 4, 2013

 

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Alameda Point is now available for its 45-day public review and comment period, which starts on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 and ends on Monday, October 21, 2013.

 

The draft EIR provides an evaluation of the potential environmental impacts that may be expected as the result of the redevelopment and reuse of Alameda Point, consistent with the City’s General Plan and Reuse Plan.  The draft EIR is an informational document; it does not approve or deny the project, it provides important information that must be considered.  It informs the community, the Planning Board, and the City Council before any final decisions or any final actions are made on the Alameda Point project.

 

The Draft EIR is a 1,000 page document. While it is available, in chapters, on the City’s website, some people may find it too cumbersome to read online. Hence, the City is providing hard copies for public review at the following locations across Alameda:

  • The City Clerk’s Office
    City Hall – 2263 Santa Clara Avenue
    Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • The Main Library (2 copies)
    1550 Oak Street
    Monday – Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
    Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
    Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
     
  • Bay Farm Island Library
    3221 Mecartney Road
    Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
     
  • West End Library
    788 Santa Clara Avenue
    Monday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
     
  • Mastick Senior Center
    1155 Santa Clara Avenue
    Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
     
  • The Golf Course Club House
    One Clubhouse Memorial Road
    Daily 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
     
  • The Alameda Chamber of Commerce Office
    2210 Southshore Center, Suite D (near Starbucks)
    Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
     
  • Alameda Point Collaborative
    677 W. Ranger Avenue
    Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
     
  • City Hall West
    950 West Mall Square
    Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
     
  • College of Alameda Library Reserve Desk
    555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway. Building L
    Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Should anybody want to have his or her own copy of the Draft EIR, it can be purchased for $45.00 at

Alameda Printing Services

2408 Lincoln Avenue

Alameda CA, 94501

(510) 521-0500

 

The public is strongly encouraged to review the Draft EIR and make comments on the adequacy of the analysis.  Comments must be received by 5:00 PM on Monday October 21, 2013.  Comments can be sent by mail or by electronic mail to: 

Andrew Thomas

City Planner

2363 Santa Clara Avenue

Alameda, CA 94501

Email: athomas@alamedaca.gov

 

Additionally, there will be two (2) public hearings where Alamedans can provide live comments on the draft EIR.

The first Public Hearing will be the Planning Board meeting on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers.

 

The second Public Hearing will be a joint City Council – Planning Board meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.

 

At the close of the 45 day comment period, the City will compile all the comments, revise the analysis, and respond to the comments received, and then prepare the Final EIR.  Upon its completion, the City will release the Final EIR for public, Planning Board, and City Council consideration.