What is Alameda Point in Alameda CA?This is nearly 1/3 of the land mass of Alameda CA. So what is it? What is there? What are they planning to do there?
Alameda Point used to be the home of Alameda Naval Station (NAS) that closed in 1997.Â This station was turned over to the city of Alameda in 2011. Most recently, the Navy received an additional $10 million in clean-up funds.
Since it closed, there have been
numerous plans for what to do with this fabulous piece of real estate
that is nearly one-third of the entire land mass of the island of Alameda CA.
Alameda Point Info explores its future. How should it be used? As a sanctuary for wild life? Mixed-use for housing, retail and commercial?Â
According to The Alamedan, that after several failed attempts, development may start next year.
and the cityâ€™s top planner, Andrew Thomas, said theyâ€™re working to
assemble a framework that will offer potential investors some specifics
on what can be built in certain areas of the Point, and also to generate
fresh cost estimates for the roads, water pipes and other
infrastructure needed to support as much as 5.5 million square feet of commercial space, roughly 1,400 new homes, parks and other development that could occur there.â€
Whatâ€™s will we find and enjoy in Alameda Point
For now, we are
enjoying several places that are lively and kicking in Alameda Point.
Although the former base has many vacant buildings and barracks, there
are several areas in use.
Kids and grown-ups frequent the skateboard park with its fantastic backdrop: the San Francisco skyline.
History buffs tour the air-craft carrier, the Hornet, which is now a museum where they hold special events including overnight family events and big band dances.Â
Wine (beer and other spirits) aficionados flock to Rosenblum Cellars, Rock Wall Wine Company, St. George Spirits and Hangar One for tastings.
Antique shoppers attend the auction, or go the first Sunday of every month to the largest Antiques Faire in the Bay area.
Bladium Sports and Fitness occupies an entire hangar where it offers soccer, hockey and basketball courts, climbing walls, full gyms, etc.
The popular TV show, Myth Busters, films here. And believe it or not, one of the most exciting car chases on Matrix Reloaded was also filmed here.
Along the estuary, we have a dog park next to the Alameda Ferry to San Francisco.
And there are homes
for rent to folks who want the experience of living in what was once one of the best
settings for a military base in the country.