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May 20, 2013

Trying to convey

Filed under: Alameda, Alameda Point, City Council — Lauren Do @ 6:00 am

Tomorrow the City Council will vote to authorize the City Manage to accept conveyance of Phase 1 of Alameda Point from the Navy to the City of Alameda.

If you scroll to the second to the last agenda item there is a huge list (which I have not opened all of them, I’ll be completely honest) of all the documents that come as part and parcel of conveyance including detailed information about each parcel.

But for those that are more visual, here is a map.  the light blue are the parts that would be conveyed.

Screen Shot 2013-05-17 at 2.39.29 PM

You may be wondering why the land is divided up into so many small parcels, that is addressed in the staff report:

The detailed parcelization will allow the City to assemble and sell parcels for private development with clear information about the specific conditions relevant to each parcel. If fewer, larger parcels had been created instead, environmental restrictions and notifications would appear on deeds for many areas that do not need them potentially creating a challenge in understanding which restrictions and notifications would apply to which portions of each parcel. Uncertainty regarding the condition of the property, especially pertaining to environmental conditions, would have damaged the marketability of the land.

It looks like that after years and years of delay, there is finally some real progress on Alameda Point with actual parcels being turned over to the City.  What comes next is the completion of the EIR and after that, selling off parcels I suppose.



  1. Curious if that litte sliver of the base that is SF City/County territory complicates transfer in any way? IS SF going to quit claim? Do they care an iota about it?

    Comment by dave — May 20, 2013 @ 6:19 am

  2. “why the land is divided into so many smaller parcels”. Because of this little thing called Base Clean up, which decades ago divided the land into many small parcels, depending on when each parcel would be cleaned-up enough for civilian development. The white areas surrounded by blue areas roughly correspond to areas [like Bldg 5 & OU-2B] which won’t be ready till 2020.

    Comment by vigi — May 20, 2013 @ 9:33 am

  3. Thanks Vigi, I appreciate your clarification.

    Comment by Nancy Hird — May 20, 2013 @ 11:29 am

  4. dave, SF has already written a letter saying they have no claim to the land, it isn’t expected to add complications.

    Comment by jkw — May 20, 2013 @ 11:41 am

  5. Hopefully Alameda can use this land to build a huge amount of high density low income housing, given that many Alamedans believe such construction has only net positive impact on the city. We could build so much that surrounding communities like Piedmont, San Ramon, etc won’t have to build as much.

    Comment by jsanders128 — May 24, 2013 @ 7:59 am

  6. Hey Jack R. I think this may be the “plant” that you were referring to.

    Comment by Lauren Do — May 24, 2013 @ 8:45 am

  7. The Amorphophallus titanum of plants.

    Comment by Jack Richard — May 24, 2013 @ 9:27 am

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