The Community Improvement Commission of the City of Alameda (CIC) has established three redevelopment project areas: the West End Community Improvement Project (WECIP), the Business and Waterfront Improvement Project (BWIP), and the Alameda Point Improvement Project (APIP). Presently, the City has two primary projects underway, Alameda Landing and the Northern Waterfront, both in the BWIP project area.
Alameda Landing is a 97-acre, mixed-use development that will revitalize the area by providing new housing, office space, retail opportunities and coveted open space. Once home to the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Industrial Supply Center, it is located just off the Webster Street Tube in Alameda.
Alameda Landing is surrounded by breathtaking bay views, punctuated by the nearby skylines of San Francisco and Oakland. Catellus is the master developer of Alameda Landing, which is entitled for green space, 300 units of housing, approximately 300,000 square feet of retail space and up to 400,000 square feet of office space.
The Northern Waterfront is centrally located on the northern shore of Alameda Island on the Oakland/Alameda Estuary, generally bounded by Sherman Street on the west, Buena Vista Avenue on the south, and Grand Street on the east. The Oakland/Alameda Estuary forms the northern border of the area.
The Northern Waterfront Advisory Committee’s proposed vision for the planning area is to promote and facilitate redevelopment of the area with a mix of uses that would include residential, commercial, office, marina, and open space. Redevelopment of sites would reduce or eliminate blight, incompatible land uses, obsolete development or underutilized parcels, and would increase public open space, landscaped areas, and public waterfront access and views in the Project area. In addition, existing non-conforming land uses and the inherent land use incompatibilities between industrial and residential uses would gradually be replaced with a more cohesive land use pattern. The redevelopment process would occur over an extended period of time (approximately 10 years) depending on market forces, property owner and business participation, and the availability of capital.