|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 6 Apr 2009 18:41:27 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Alameda (CA) density vote|
Alameda Point issue likely to head to ballot Carolyn Jones San Francisco Chronicle (CA) April 6, 2009There's been no shortage of optimistic developers who have tried - and failed - to transform the former Alameda Naval Air Station into a utopian, eco-friendly urban village.
Since the Navy left the sprawling base 12 years ago, no fewer than four developers have taken a stab at the project, which encompasses a third of the island and could potentially increase the city's population by 14 percent.
Now it appears the voters will get a say on the future of Alameda Point. The current developer, SunCal, began on Friday collecting signatures to place an initiative on the Nov. 3 ballot asking voters to waive density limits for the development, allowing SunCal to triple the number of housing units originally planned for the former base.
"We want to build denser housing on Alameda Point because it's the economically and environmentally correct thing to do," said Pat Keliher, SunCal's vice president of operations. "It's an amazing piece of property, and when the market starts to turn around Alameda Point could be an incredible community."
... For the entire article, see http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/05/BA4S16SI85.DTL -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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