Alameda News

Planning Board members are scheduled to consider a conditional use permit for the city’s first marijuana dispensary. The permit will allow Main Street Supply, LLC, to open its business at 1528 Webster St. (at Haight Avenue) in the building shown above. If everything proceeds as planned, the business will offer its customers space for on-site consumption, as well as a delivery service. The Planning Board meets next Monday, March 11, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

The courts and the state of California recently delivered bad news to the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC). The organization is fighting to stifle Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) plans to open a wellness center in the now-shuttered federal government buildings on McKay Avenue. FOCC has long protested the idea of opening such a center, hoping instead to have the area reserved for open space. The organization successfully created Measure B, which will appear on the ballot in a special election on April 9. If passed the measure would create open space.

“The Alameda City Council and I are delighted to announce that we have unanimously selected Eric J. Levitt as our new City Manager, effective April 12,” stated Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. “With 18 years of city management experience, we are confident Levitt will be an effective leader to our very talented group of department heads and city staff.” 

 

A drone piloted by Alameda resident Zac Bowling captured the view of Alameda Point’s Site A, currently under construction. The former Navy jet that greeted visitors to the Alameda Naval Air Station’s East Gate appears in the green field halfway in the distance at left. Seaplane Lagoon lays just beyond. Building materials, recycled from the Navy base’s former structures await repurposing in the multi-use development. Site A is a 68-acre parcel adjacent to the Seaplane Lagoon. The development plan for the site was approved in 2015, allowing for 800 housing units with 25 percent affordable. Site A is part of the larger Town Center and Waterfront planning area that was approved in 2014.

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