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January 11, 2022

Neptune’s folly

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

I want to highlight this delicious nugget from last night’s Planning Board meeting which touched on the new shopping center overlay that should help with Alameda meeting its RHNA allocation:

Remember when the owners of Neptune Plaza (for those unfamiliar with the names of Alameda shopping centers it’s where Paganos is located) partnered with residential NIMBYs to oppose the Wellness Center. Given the fact that Neptune Plaza has made a lot of advocates in Alameda very cranky and I can’t see their former compatriots providing any sort of support to them in getting Neptune Plaza the maximum densities that are currently being considered under the shopping center overlay.

In fact, given the opposition by the West Alameda Business Association and the murmurs of consensus to perhaps revisit Neptune Plaza in the future and not include it in this overlay pass, they may be regretting their past forays into development related issues and who they aligned themselves with.


  1. Bwaahahaha, this is hilarious. The Unholy Trinity between Trish Spencer, Harvey Rosenthal (Neptune Plaza owner), and the ACT NIMBYs is going to be fun to watch. I’ll be watching with interest to see if any of the residents at Park Webster that protested against the Wellness Center will also protest against this. “Housing for me, not for thee.”

    Comment by Reality — January 11, 2022 @ 10:05 am

  2. Actually, your response shows that “housing is a human right” is just another talking point, not a hardcore belief. Because otherwise you would support this move. The real question will be how many prospective condo or apartment dwellers will want to purchase a view of the homeless center.

    Businesses and malls have been pummeled by Newsom. The business owner is looking at Year 3 of lockdown, traffic down, tenants unable to pay or facing bankruptcy due to the totally useless lockdowns imposed on California businesses. Of course he will maximize his use.

    Comment by Observer — January 11, 2022 @ 10:39 am

    • Actually, I support this and so do the ones who are just learning of this. Just pointing out the hypocrisy and the upcoming implosion of the NIMBY alliance. Trish Spencer loves Harvey Rosenthal and did his bidding – a wealthy investor who lives in Danville – far more than she did for the average Alameda resident. He bankrolled the majority of Trish Spencer’s Measure B campaign.

      Comment by Reality — January 11, 2022 @ 10:52 am

    • I would support 100 du/ac and a 100′ max height for that parcel. I think it should be included in the shopping center overlay but I’m not going to stretch myself to advocate for it.

      Comment by Lauren Do — January 11, 2022 @ 11:03 am

    • What lock down?
      Indeed it maybe time for a lockdown but one does not seem to be in the works.
      People are supporting local businesses that take precautions and work as safely as possible, material supply and staffing are probably the biggest issues for businesses at this time – that is Newsom’s fault?
      You just love your talking points, so I don’t imagine a real reply.

      Comment by Ron Mooney — January 12, 2022 @ 9:34 am

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