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June 10, 2013

The goal is elevation

Filed under: Alameda, Alameda Landing, Business, Development — Tags: , — Lauren Do @ 6:00 am

On tonight’s Planning Board agenda are the facade designs for the Alameda Landing retail.

Here’s the Safeway and the floor plan for the Safeway.   Looks to be about the same overall layout as a typical Safeway, maybe a touch smaller at 46K sq ft compared to the South Shore Safeway which is a little less than 60K sq ft.

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As I guessed a few posts ago, Building F is indeed where the Michael’s landed and other than Safeway, is the only facade that is actually branded:

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These are some of the elevations that you’ll see along the main Fifth Street drag, which will set the overall tone for the neighborhood.

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I particularly liked these slides which will show you what will go on either side of Fifth Street:

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There’s some discrepancy in the map in the Staff Report

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and the map being used by Catellus, so I hope someone figures that one out.

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  1. The color palette shown for the retail stores is just about as dark and bland as the palette they showed for the multifamily housing units last time.

    Where is the color?

    Comment by Jon Spangler — June 10, 2013 @ 8:57 am

  2. Now that they are puting some color to target it doesn’t look as bad as I thought it would. Does anyone know how it compares as far as sq ft to Lucky’s or Nob Hill Foods? My biggest wist is that they would put in angled parking as it makes it so much easier to get into and out of a parking space. That is the only thing lucky’s has going for it. Second is they put wheel locks on the carts so you can’t take them out of the parking lot. Nob Hill carts are great in that respect.

    Comment by joelsf — June 10, 2013 @ 9:30 am

  3. #1…I sort agree they could use some more red, yellow, greens, or even purple in the mix. The other thing is are they going to use pavers or just plain cement for the sidewalks. And I would like to see more Palm Trees…more risks more rewards. The company they used to landscape Bayport was lame. We have our yard tree like 5 or 6 feet away from the street tree and they are growing into each other. We will probably cut it down and plant a small maple on the other side of your front yard where there is more room.

    Comment by joelsf — June 10, 2013 @ 10:51 am

  4. The landscaper at South Shore has done a fabulous job–let’s hope for someone with that kind of talent to work on the Landing.

    Comment by Catherine — June 10, 2013 @ 11:31 am

  5. I can’t wait to shop at TENANT

    Comment by E — June 10, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

  6. Thank goodness the cartographer finally got Constipation and Daniel right.

    Comment by Jack Richard — June 10, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

  7. I’m sure Staff and City manager will have input into the landscaping ideas

    Comment by I'm sure Staff and City Manager will have input into the landscaping ideas — June 10, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

  8. The center is shaping up to be alot like Powell Street Plaza in Emeryville, but instead of Trader Joes — we get a Safeway.

    Comment by Karen Bey — June 10, 2013 @ 4:22 pm

  9. Karen, although I agree with you on most things I rather have a Saveway then a Trader Joes….I would have perfered a whole foods…but something is better then Lucky’s and Lucky’s could turn it self around if the put some money into it…and get an interior designer…because it looks like a kmart of grocery stores. Does anyone know when the proposed Safeway will open. The other thing is why are they making it smaller this end of the island will probably have more need for a good store then the other…who know with all the new housing going in and potential at Alamea Point.

    Comment by joelsf — June 10, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

  10. Can We handle the 34,000 Vehicles a day Like Powell Street Plaza Though the Tube

    Square Footage
    Population 201,313
    Avg. Household Income $73,701
    Vehicles per Day 34,180

    Powell Street Plaza

    5795 Christie Ave
    Emeryville, CA 94608

    Comment by Constitution to Constipation — June 10, 2013 @ 6:53 pm


    Comment by Great Reviews of Powell Street Plaza — June 10, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

  12. On the plus side, all that lousy traffic at the other end of the island might boost my property value in the East End. Trying to look on the bright side!

    Comment by Denise Shelton — June 11, 2013 @ 7:43 am

  13. As I think about it most people in Oakland’s China town don’t seem to have cars, although I could be wrong…but I don’t hopefully see people from Oakland crowding the tube to come over here. Once the Oak to Ninth development is built they may be more people coming through the tubs but hopefully they have their own retail center.

    Comment by joelsf — June 11, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

  14. 12
    Keep your property values, we got the wineries the spirit distilleries the brewery coming and even a few hoers (for those interested in plants).

    Comment by Jack Richard — June 11, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

  15. Where are Safeway’s gas pumps?

    Comment by Frank — June 11, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

  16. Jack I can’t wait for the New Walls to be Built around Our New Wineries and Spirit Distillers to protect our Hoers.

    Bloomberg rolls out $20 billion plan to protect city from natural disasters
    In a 422-page post-Hurricane Sandy report, the mayor recommended ideas gathered from experts, which include building a flood-proof neighborhood called Seaport City in the East River, 20-foot flood walls along south Staten Island and levees along all five boroughs.

    Read more:

    Comment by Protect our Hoers — June 11, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

  17. #16 do you realize the west coast doesen’t really have hurricanes. I lived on the West Coast for over 50 years and have never seen a hurricane. We may have an earthquake now and then but other than that the West Coast is the safest place to live.

    Comment by joelsf — June 11, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

  18. 17

    If you happen by chance to read article its to fortify the city against an onslaught of natural disasters that could be brought on by CLIMATE CHANGE.

    Speaking of Earthquakes The Point is located in one of the highest liquifaction locations in the Country. It’s bright RED if there is Earthquake in the area.

    “These ideas were among the ambitious $20 billion in proposals Mayor Bloomberg rolled out Tuesday to fortify the city against an onslaught of natural disasters that could be brought on by climate change.”

    “Hunts Point did not flood during Hurricane Sandy, but officials said that rising sea levels will make it more vulnerable in coming years.”

    Read more:

    Comment by Rising Tides Lift All Wallets — June 11, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

  19. The map predicts the approximate percentage of each designated area that will liquefy and show surface manifestations of liquefaction such as sand boils and ground cracking. Liquefaction is a phenomenon that is caused by earthquake shaking. Wet sand can become liquid-like when strongly shaken. The liquefied sand may flow and the ground may crack and move causing damage to surface structures and underground utilities. The map depicts the hazard at a regional scale and should not be used for site-specific design and consideration. Subsurface conditions can vary abruptly and borings are required to address the hazard at a given location.

    Approximate percent

    of area predicted to

    liquefy for M = 7.1



    Liquefaction Hazard Map ofAlameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland,
    and Piedmont, California:ADigital Database…0.0.0..1c.1.17.psy-ab.FAuxF7yBfKQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.47810305,d.cGE&fp=e02b42b6c81d04d9&biw=995&bih=642

    Click to access of02-296_2liq-sg.pdf

    Comment by Were Safe Now the School Administators are Moving into Area — June 11, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

  20. Can we please now trade Lucky’s in for a Trader Joes?

    Comment by Nigel — June 12, 2013 @ 9:19 am

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