Alameda Point

Alameda's Planning Board and the public got an opportunity Wednesday night to weigh in on ambitious plans to activate Alameda Point's waterfront and to create a town center city staffers hope will jump-start revitalization efforts.

It was a lot to consider. The plan, prepared by the urban design firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, envisions everything from housing, commercial development and retail shops to restaurants and recreation in the area surrounding a lagoon once used by the Navy to taxi seaplanes into hangers at the former Naval Air Station.

Alameda's Planning Board and the public got an opportunity Wednesday night to weigh in on ambitious plans to activate Alameda Point's waterfront and to create a town center city staffers hope will jump-start revitalization efforts.

It was a lot to consider. The plan, prepared by the urban design firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, envisions everything from housing, commercial development and retail shops to restaurants and recreation in the area surrounding a lagoon once used by the Navy to taxi seaplanes into hangers at the former Naval Air Station.

Photos by Diana Simon.

Reader Diana Simon was on Alameda Point the other day, where she captured these photos of America's Cup challenger Artemis Racing launching Big Blue, the team's new racing yacht - and forwarded them to us to share. The team is set to race the yacht in Louis Vuitton Cup matches starting Tuesday. You can check out Diana's photos by clicking the arrow to activate the slideshow.

Photos by Diana Simon.

Reader Diana Simon was on Alameda Point the other day, where she captured these photos of America's Cup challenger Artemis Racing launching Big Blue, the team's new racing yacht - and forwarded them to us to share. The team is set to race the yacht in Louis Vuitton Cup matches starting Tuesday. You can check out Diana's photos by clicking the arrow to activate the slideshow.

Potomac Shores is a planned resort community to be built on 1,920 acres of hardwood forest that hug a two-mile stretch of the Potomac River, in Virginia’s Prince William County. Once completed, the development is expected to include up to 4,000 homes and 3.7 million square feet of commercial space, including a five-star resort, along with a 450-slip marina and an already-built Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.

Potomac Shores is a planned resort community to be built on 1,920 acres of hardwood forest that hug a two-mile stretch of the Potomac River, in Virginia’s Prince William County. Once completed, the development is expected to include up to 4,000 homes and 3.7 million square feet of commercial space, including a five-star resort, along with a 450-slip marina and an already-built Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.

City staffers want you to offer your thoughts on their plans for Alameda Point. And they’re taking to the Web - and the streets - to offer information and solicit your opinions on their planning efforts.

City staffers want you to offer your thoughts on their plans for Alameda Point. And they’re taking to the Web - and the streets - to offer information and solicit your opinions on their planning efforts.

Photos by Dave Bloch.

Artemis Racing officially launched what they're calling the "Blue Boat" at a christening ceremony Monday morning that was attended by nearly 300 team members, family and friends, according to a news release on the team's America's Cup website. The Alameda Point-based Artemis' shore team has worked for two months to construct the new boat, following the capsize of the team's first yacht during a practice session on May 9. Maritime Report blogger Dave Bloch shared these photos; additional pictures are available at the link.

Photos by Dave Bloch.

Artemis Racing officially launched what they're calling the "Blue Boat" at a christening ceremony Monday morning that was attended by nearly 300 team members, family and friends, according to a news release on the team's America's Cup website. The Alameda Point-based Artemis' shore team has worked for two months to construct the new boat, following the capsize of the team's first yacht during a practice session on May 9. Maritime Report blogger Dave Bloch shared these photos; additional pictures are available at the link.

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