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May 23, 2016

At sixes and sevens with you

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:03 am

As Site A inches closer and closer to a reality it is getting more exciting.  Tonight at the Planning Board on the agenda is a request for direction on the Site A townhouses.  No commentary, just graphics, see below, it’s a combination of Site 6 and Site 7 graphics:

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Again, this is  for review only there will be no votes.  As for two of the purported concerns of Alamedans: affordability and traffic, from the staff report:

 As presented in Exhibit 6, the Site A project is expected to achieve the 10% trip reduction goal for residential development, despite the incremental increase in cars from Blocks 6 and 7, due to the design of the parking.

•  Blocks 6 and 7 will generate more automobile trips than they would if the parking was unbundled and limited to 1.5 spaces per unit. From a transportation perspective, the proposed design for Blocks 6 and Block 7 would be improved if the parking design for the two blocks was modified to lease the parking separately from the lease or sale of the townhome (similar to the townhomes on Block 11) and the overall number of parking spaces available on each block met the 1.5 space per unit ratio or less.  Based upon the information available to date, staff is not able to quantify the number of additional trips that will be generated by Blocks 6 and 7 as the result of the current parking plan as compared to a parking plan with unbundled parking. Additional information will be provided under separate cover when available.

•   The provision of two-car, private bundled garages (with the cost included into the cost of the unit) will increase the price of the unit, which will increase the value of the underlying land.  APP is planning to sell the land to a home builder and use the proceeds from the sale of the land towards constructing the required public infrastructure and amenities for Site A.  A higher land value facilitates construction of the infrastructure and improves feasibility.   Based upon the information available to date, staff does not have sufficient information to be able to quantify the financial difference between bundling and unbundling the parking on Blocks 6 and 7. Additional information will be provided under separate cover when available.

 

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2 Comments

  1. mature trees help, but the architecture is nothing to write home about.

    Comment by MI — May 23, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

  2. The thing is they want to take elements from the current base buildings and use it in the architecture of the new buildings, but personally I find the most of the architecture of the old building fairly bland as well as the new architecture. I only one I really like is the plans for Block 11 and the plans for Block 10 are okay.

    Comment by joelsf — May 23, 2016 @ 8:19 pm


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