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January 22, 2010

Attachments in order

Many thanks to Lara Weisiger, City Clerk, for being gracious enough to send over as many of the attachments for the SunCal submission as I was interested in.   So for those who haven’t had a chance to read the transmission letter that was sent as a part of the packet, here is a copy that you can download and copy and paste to your heart’s content, however I have excerpted highlights from the letter:

…The development plan we are submitting today is the same plan that is on the ballot on February 2, 2010. The scope of development is the same; the number of residential units and nonresidential building square footage and other provisions of the plan have not been modified. The public benefits and amenities are the same. The Alameda Point Sports Complex, the Seaplane Lagoon Park and other parks, a new fen’y terminal and transit hub, a new library and other public benefits contained in the ballot initiative are all provided.


June 19, 2009

Growing smartly

Filed under: Alameda, Alameda Neighbors, Development — Tags: — Lauren Do @ 6:21 am

One of the critiques of the SunCal plan that I have seen is the larger macro argument that new urbanism, smart growth, transit oriented development, walkable communities, or insert your favorite trendy catchphrase here just doesn’t exist in the “real world.”  That it is some pie in the sky notion developed by academic planners who have nothing better to do than the imagine in their heads and on their sketch pads what a better city would look like, but unfortunately have no “real world” application.    And because it doesn’t work or doesn’t exist or doesn’t have a proven examples, it won’t work in the special bubble that is Alameda.


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