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July 28, 2014

Next time on Marina Shores

Filed under: Alameda, Development — Lauren Do @ 6:08 am

So here are the elevations for the Marina Cove II project aka Marina Shores aka what’s going across the street from the Del Monte building that no one care about that much because there’s lots of parking. Some of the design changes include “universal design” additions, and I found this interesting:

Plan 1 (sheets A1.4 and A1.5) – This single-family plan provides a standard “next-gen” suite on the ground floor with a separate entrance. This suite includes a studio bedroom, bathroom, washer/dryer, and kitchenette, if needed. Other standard features will include: 2′-10″ wide minimum doors on the ground floor, grab bar blocking on the ground floor, and light switch, outlet receptacle and environmental controls installed to comply with CBC Chapter 11A. (4 total units)

Which essentially turns this Plan 1 into a multi-family unit in itself where the property owner can rent out the “next-gen” suite for a little additional income if they needed it. With only four units available it will probably be one of the first floor plans sold out.

Here are the elevations of the multifamily units (which they are calling Rowtown or something similar). I really only like the first Building D, the others look like it’s trying too hard to be faux historic.

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And the single family home elevations:

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As an aside, doesn’t “Marina Shores” sound like a terribly sordid soap opera town name?


  1. They look interesting, but a there seems to be a of 3 story units and again a lot of stairs, which older people may not want. My dad has a 2 story house but only uses the main floor now because he doesn’t see as well and stairs become obstacles to older or handicap people. I know these are just drawings and they do have some nice colors. It would be great if they added a dark green and blue into the mix.

    Comment by Joseph — July 28, 2014 @ 7:09 am

  2. Just wanted to point out that technically there is a prohibition against renting out the “next-gen” unit to a stranger so it’s technically supposed to be for an elderly or disabled family member, but intent and reality are sometimes at odds, from the conditions of approval:

    The Plan 1 single family homes shall be maintained and occupied as single family homes. In the event that the occupant wishes to establish a second residential for a disabled person or household, the occupant shally apply for a reasonable accommodation permit per section 30-5.17 of the Municipal Code, for review and approval of the City Planner.

    Given how many people are shocked about things that were in their contracts and HOA docs upon purchasing at Bayport, I’m pretty sure that 60% of buyers don’t read all the contract docs. That number may be low.

    Comment by Lauren Do — July 28, 2014 @ 9:35 am

  3. built in Airbnb unit.

    Comment by MI — July 28, 2014 @ 10:39 am

  4. Town Hall 6:30 pm Tonight on X-Alameda Trail =

    Yeah, city is still scheduling these things simultaneously with Planning Bd & Disability Issues meetings. Guess City thinks the disabled have no valuable input to give on the XAlameda Trail…

    Comment by vigi — July 28, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

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