Speaking of new development (don’t forget tonight is the Planning Board meeting where they will have a public comment period for the Alameda Point draft EIR in case you have had a chance to read any of it) but last week someone asked me if I knew anything about Whole Foods coming into Alameda Landing because someone had found plans and drawings of a Whole Foods at Alameda Landing. I essentially said, um, no, Safeway is coming in, Whole Foods said “no.”
Turns out someone had uncovered a series of renderings that had indeed been commissioned by Catellus to woo Whole Foods to Alameda Landing. I know that some people still complain to this day about Safeway being the grocery store at Alameda Landing and wonder why we can’t get a Whole Foods, but from these renderings it’s clear that Catellus tried every single thing that they had in their arsenal to get Whole Foods at Alameda Landing.
But no, people, despite the existence of these renderings Whole Foods is NOT coming in to Alameda Landing. Safeway is.
In other news, I totally like the remnant parcel design in that fly through. It’s all modern and clean looking which I greatly prefer.