Editor's Note: Alameda Point, explained

Editor's Note: Alameda Point, explained

Michele Ellson

What’s going on at Alameda Point? Today we’re launching a fresh initiative aimed at answering that question, in plain English.

The Alameda Point story has a lot of moving (and overlapping) parts, from ownership and control of the Point to toxic cleanup efforts, wildlife protection and the development possibilities and costs themselves. Up to this point we’ve been following along as best we can with news stories and columns. But it’s become clear to us that there’s a lot more we can, and should, do to bring you into this conversation.

As a first step, we’ll be putting together an FAQ answering the big questions about Alameda Point – call it Alameda Point 101, if you will. And here’s where we could use your help. Tell us what you’d like to know about Alameda Point, either in the comment section below or by sending me an e-mail with your questions, at michele@thealamedan.org. We’ll get answers to your questions and post those and other basic facts about Alameda Point in one easy-to-use (and dynamic) document.

We’re also taking your suggestions about additional Point-related features we could incorporate into a new Alameda Point page here at The Alamedan. Whether it’s links to useful information you think we should include, maps, videos or news stories, feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments or to submit them to me in an e-mail.

Thanks for helping us to better tell the story of Alameda Point. We look forward to hearing from you!


Submitted by dlooo on Wed, Mar 20, 2013

A brief hisotry of the background of closure and the City's efforts to redevelop the land would be in order.