Alameda Point

Makani Power’s Wing 7 in flight. Video from Makani power’s website.

Alameda Point wind power firm Makani Power has been acquired by Google, the company has announced. The acquisition was announced on May 23.

Makani Power’s Wing 7 in flight. Video from Makani power’s website.

Alameda Point wind power firm Makani Power has been acquired by Google, the company has announced. The acquisition was announced on May 23.

The city’s planners are framing a vision for Alameda Point that includes a Main Street neighborhood lined with homes and shops, a research and development hub, transit, parks and a waterfront promenade flanked by restaurants and a marina.

Planners offered a draft form of their vision for the Point, where they hope to see 1,400 new homes and 10,000 workers over the next several decades, at a special Planning Board meeting on Wednesday. The board also got a preliminary look at some concepts for the Point’s proposed town center, which planners see as the heart of redevelopment efforts there.

The city’s planners are framing a vision for Alameda Point that includes a Main Street neighborhood lined with homes and shops, a research and development hub, transit, parks and a waterfront promenade flanked by restaurants and a marina.

Planners offered a draft form of their vision for the Point, where they hope to see 1,400 new homes and 10,000 workers over the next several decades, at a special Planning Board meeting on Wednesday. The board also got a preliminary look at some concepts for the Point’s proposed town center, which planners see as the heart of redevelopment efforts there.

Mike Connelly worked to restore his 37-foot sailboat at Nelson’s Marine for three years. He found out the Alameda Point boat yard was being evicted less than two weeks before the Alameda County Sheriff came to padlock its gates.

Connelly’s boat isn’t yet sea worthy – he figures his restoration project has about six months to go. But even if she were, his boat is blocked by other boats that are still on the premises, some of whose owners may not even know Nelson’s was shut down.

“It’s kind of a crazy mess,” Connelly said.

Mike Connelly worked to restore his 37-foot sailboat at Nelson’s Marine for three years. He found out the Alameda Point boat yard was being evicted less than two weeks before the Alameda County Sheriff came to padlock its gates.

Connelly’s boat isn’t yet sea worthy – he figures his restoration project has about six months to go. But even if she were, his boat is blocked by other boats that are still on the premises, some of whose owners may not even know Nelson’s was shut down.

“It’s kind of a crazy mess,” Connelly said.

An enthusiastic City Council on Tuesday night gave City Manager John Russo the go-ahead to sign the deeds for 1,379 acres of Alameda Point, paving the way for the city to begin to address what many see as the Island’s biggest issue – reuse of the former Navy base.

“You know what? Congratulations to the City of Alameda,” Mayor Marie Gilmore said to a small crowd gathered in council chambers that clapped as the unanimous roll call vote was taken.

The deal, which has been two decades in the making, is set to close on June 4. A dignitary-saturated ceremony to commemorate the deal will be held on June 24.

An enthusiastic City Council on Tuesday night gave City Manager John Russo the go-ahead to sign the deeds for 1,379 acres of Alameda Point, paving the way for the city to begin to address what many see as the Island’s biggest issue – reuse of the former Navy base.

“You know what? Congratulations to the City of Alameda,” Mayor Marie Gilmore said to a small crowd gathered in council chambers that clapped as the unanimous roll call vote was taken.

The deal, which has been two decades in the making, is set to close on June 4. A dignitary-saturated ceremony to commemorate the deal will be held on June 24.

The city hopes to acquire much of Alameda Point on June 4. Conveyance map from the city's website.

The City Council is preparing to sign off on a major real estate deal that’s been two decades in the making.

On Tuesday, the council will consider allowing Alameda’s city manager to affix his John Russo to the deeds for 1,379 acres of Alameda Point, a deal city staffers hope to close on June 4.

“It’s an exciting milestone for us to be getting the property from the Navy,” said Jennifer Ott, the city’s chief operating officer for Alameda Point.

The city hopes to acquire much of Alameda Point on June 4. Conveyance map from the city's website.

The City Council is preparing to sign off on a major real estate deal that’s been two decades in the making.

On Tuesday, the council will consider allowing Alameda’s city manager to affix his John Russo to the deeds for 1,379 acres of Alameda Point, a deal city staffers hope to close on June 4.

“It’s an exciting milestone for us to be getting the property from the Navy,” said Jennifer Ott, the city’s chief operating officer for Alameda Point.

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