Alameda Point Explained: Now on Facebook!

Alameda Point Explained: Now on Facebook!

Michele Ellson
Alameda Point

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.

Among their outreach efforts are a brand-new Alameda Point web page featuring information about the Point, news and a trove of planning documents; planned surveys that’ll be posted to said page; Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Point; and a brand-new e-mail address,, where people can send in their comments and register for e-mail blasts about the Point.

"What we’re trying to do is to reach a broad audience in the city and capture as many opinions and thoughts about the project from a wide variety of groups and people," Alameda Point Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Ott said. "There are large parts of the population that can't come to public hearings. By trying to get on social media to get feedback, we’re hoping to reach a wider and broader audience."

City staffers will also be stepping out of the virtual world to talk to people about the Point at Concerts at the Cove, the farmer's market, the Antiques By the Bay antiques fair and this weekend's Park Street Art & Wine Faire.

"We're going to be out there," Ott said.

The council signed off on a conceptual planning guide for the Point on Tuesday, and a draft report detailing the potential environmental impacts of proposed development there is due to the Planning Board on September 9. A schedule of upcoming public hearings on Point plans is attached to this post.

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