Just in case you aren’t interesting in wading through the Alameda Point EIR documents, I pulled out a few charts to help you understand what the zoning designations actually means when it comes to specific uses.
Here’s the zoning map again:
So this first table is the type of buildings that are allowed in each zone.
This table I posted in the comments of yesterday’s post. While the Adaptive Reuse Employment area allows for work/live, dwelling units are only allowed on the second floor and must be conditionally permitted as they are not permitted by right. Additional limitations include that they will only be allowed in the administrative core of the AP-AR zone.
Personally I find the uses allowed and — more particularly — not allowed in the AP-E Employment area to be the most interesting because very little is allowed either by right or by conditional use. This is particular interesting in light of the Economic Development Report that was performed to the tune of $250,000 that essentially said that businesses don’t want to relocate to Alameda Point because there is no there, there. And by “there” I mean “stuff for people to do” like go out to eat and pick up dry cleaning. The only exception is “large format retail” which essentially means that that Employment area would be big business parks and big box stores.
Don’t forget, the Planning Board meeting is Monday, this is a great chance to get your feedback in early.