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October 16, 2013

Let there be light sculptures

Filed under: Alameda, Alameda Landing, Business, Development — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

On Monday night there was a presentation at the Planning Board about Alameda Landing’s landscaping plan. For those of you who have made their way to Target you’ll see that a fair portion of the landscaping around Target has been installed.  You can see it here.  The construction photo is a bad one because they picked the portion where the “greenway” portion is the thinnest so it looks weird.

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Catellus wants to change up some of their landscaping from the original plans, the first rendering will be the original plans, the second will be the changed plans.   This is at the corner of Stargell and 5th at the entrance to Alameda Landing, aka the corner of Safeway and whatever goes into the other building:

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If you click on the renderings you will see that there will be several art pieces clustered in this plaza, including light sculptures (which look really neat) and historic plates detailing the history of the area and some baseball-y type stuff in honor of Willie Stargell.

Here are the light sculptures which have been done by an artist out of Richmond, CA.

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And then a rendering of what the full build out should look like, of course the trees that get planted will need a good 10 years to even come close to looking like what is in the rendering:

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It’s a shame that the glass tower at Stargell and 5th for Safeway isn’t a real entrance, because it would have been awesomely pedestrian friendly to pop in and out from that corner instead of needing walk around to the parking lot entrance.

 

And this set is for the central plaza for “Alameda Landing Drive” which essentially is the “street” between Target and Safeway:

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It appears they have added a bicycle and repair station (nice) and a children’s play area.   Since they are putting public seating on one side, I’m guessing this intersection will be anchored by restaurants.   If memory serves Habit Burger and Panda Express have already called dibs on the buildings on the left side of the image.

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Here’s an example of some of the lighting fixtures that exist and will exist at Alameda landing.   And you can get an idea of what the art panes will look like at the plaza at the corner of Stargell and 5th.

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All in all, I like it.

And speaking of Alameda Landing, Tri Pointe Homes has put up a sign letting everyone know that they are forming interest lists for their three neighborhood, so if you are interested in moving to the West side you can take a peek over here.

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5 Comments

  1. Exciting times for the West End – but where are the hair salons in Alameda Landing? We need more Barber and Beauty services, there just isn’t enough.

    Comment by Bart — October 16, 2013 @ 6:25 am

  2. So where they going to hold the festoons?

    Comment by Jack Richard — October 16, 2013 @ 9:12 am

  3. Don’t you mean “hang” the festoons, Jack? (((())))

    Comment by vigi — October 16, 2013 @ 9:22 am

  4. The festoon lighting will be hung between the metal light sculptures and between the Mexican fan palms in the plazas.

    Oh and apparently Panda Express is not a done deal quite yet.

    Comment by Lauren Do — October 16, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

  5. Oops, I thought it was some stuff imported from Jupiter that needed lighting.

    Comment by Jack Richard — October 16, 2013 @ 12:11 pm


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