Neptune Pointe

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your Alameda headlines for the week.

City Council members offered a vote of support Tuesday for the expansion of Crab Cove onto a 3.899-acre federal property across the street that was once slated for housing.

The East Bay Regional Park District has filed a request to dismiss its two-year-old lawsuit against the City of Alameda over city leaders' decision to zone property the park district wanted to permit housing, the park district announced Tuesday.

The City Council is due to make decisions regarding the Del Monte warehouse and Alameda Point developments at its next meeting. Here is a look at what’s on the agenda.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here are your headlines for the week.

 
Are you confused by all the hubbub over Neptune Pointe? Find yourself struggling to figure out who's suing who, and why? To make things a little easier for our readers, we've assembled this flow chart that spells out who the players are and how they're engaged in the mega-dispute over this vacant, 3.9-acre federal property across the street from Crab Cove (click to expand; we've also attached the flow chart as a PDF below). For more information, your can check out our full Neptune Pointe coverage here.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s a review of your headlines for the week.

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to rezone federal property near Crab Cove for park use – and to remove contested language from a companion measure council members said was designed to spell out what the council will do if the city is sued over the zoning change.

Proponents of a ballot measure that would rezone 3.9 acres of federal property near Crab Cove for park use are crying foul over a city-drafted companion measure that, if enacted, would give the City Council the power to put their initiative on ice.

“We feel it is an attack on our ballot measure,” said Karin Lucas of Friends of Crown Beach, which drafted the zoning measure. Lucas and a leader of one local environmental group said they may sue if the city’s so-called “fiscal responsibility” measure is enacted.

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.

The Planning Board discussed plans Monday to redevelop the historic Del Monte warehouse as concerns over the proposed development and others along the Island’s Northern Waterfront grow. Developer Tim Lewis Communities wants to build 414 new townhomes, lofts and flats in the seven-acre warehouse and on two new development pads on the Del Monte property, which sits at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Sherman Street.