At tonight’s Planning Board meeting, on the agenda is a proposal for Artemis Racing — you know the Swedish America’s Cup team — to build a temporary floating dock and crane to lift the boats in and out of the water. The are also proposing to have a temporary fence built around the dock entrance for security reasons, and said that if the boats are ever in the water overnight, there will be crew on board the boats for security reasons.
As I mentioned last week, Artemis Racing is occupying one of the
warehouses hangers very close to the Bladium and consequently right on the Seaplane Lagoon. According to staff, if approvals go through Artemis will be able to have boats in the water by July.
1600 Park Street is also back on the agenda, better known as the old Good Chevrolet site or by its new name Alameda Station. A quick tidbit on the Alameda Station name, after a commenter came up to blast the name a few meetings ago saying that it had no significance, someone attached to the project came up to say that the location was actually the location of an old train station stop by the name of Alameda Station, therefore: Alameda Station. Just in case you were wondering.
According to the staff report Alameda Station is trying to work with the Alameda Marketplace to get a Reciprocal Easement Agreement (REA) for shared use of the parking lots since both properties sit next to one another, but those discussions have so far not been successful. But while staff used to think that the REA would be essential, they are now reconsidering that position. Personally shared parking as much as possible would be better than not, it just seems silly to have two curb cuts on Park Street when one should be sufficient to service both the Marketplace and the CVS and assorted shops. Anyway, more plans here.
Under the consent calendar, VF Outdoor on Bay Farm Island is looking to change up some of their plans every so slightly including a solar panel array. They are also eliminating the plan for a volleyball court and instead will develop a larger edible garden for its cafeteria and a boulder climbing and cross-fit area. Seriously though, this VF Outdoor campus is sounding more and more like a pretty sweet place to work. It’s definitely a signature business that Alameda can be proud of. In case you were wondering what brands the VF Outdoor family encompasses, click here.
And finally, the UC Berkeley Landscape Design Studio students are going to be presenting their own designs for the Northwest Territories at Alameda Point. I believe this was some sort of self-initiated school project.