On May 19, the City Council approved a multi-pronged Commercial Streets Program to streamline the permit approval process for expanding dining and retail to parklets and sidewalks. Last Friday many Alameda businesses and restaurants began reopening.
At its Feb. 14 meeting, the Planning Board held a Housing Element workshop to review and comment on a proposed zoning code amendment to permit and encourage housing development along Park and Webster streets.
The Fireside Lounge, the Hunter Public House and Calafia Taqueria have teamed up with the West Alameda Business Association and the West End Arts and Entertainment District to create the Al Fresco Dining Park at Wester Street and Taylor Avenue. They presented their first live show last Friday.