This is an artist’s rendition of the proposed “Alameda Shipways” development by the Cavallari Group Inc. of San Clemente. A proposal to build 292 apartments around a parking garage that would be more than three stories tall in Alameda along the Oakland Estuary will come before Alameda’s Planning Board on Monday. Currently, deteriorated decks and ramps and 50,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in four buildings are on the approximately eight-acre site at 1100-1250 Marina Village Parkway. (Courtesy of SVA architects)
The proposed Shipway Apartments Community is a 4-story multifamily residential development located in Alameda, California. ima is providing the landscape architecture for the project, extending existing bay trail connections, along with project amenities that pay homage to the historic cannery on-site for more than 100 years.
Nearly 300 apartments proposed for Alameda waterfront
ALAMEDA — A proposal to build 292 apartments around a parking garage that would be more than three stories tall along the Oakland Estuary will come before the Planning Board on Monday. A waterfront park, an extension of the San Francisco Bay Trail and a dock that would offer water taxi service to Oakland’s Jack London Square are also proposed for 1100-1250 Marina Village Parkway. Currently, deteriorated decks and ramps and 50,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in four buildings are at the approximately eight-acre site near the Posey Tube and the Marina Village Shopping Center.
On Monday, the Planning Board will host a hearing so that people can comment on the scope of the project’s Environmental Impact Report, which city officials hope to have ready as a draft within about six months. The Cavallari Group Inc. of San Clemente is behind the “Alameda Shipways” development and wants to build 142 one-bedroom units, 138 two-bedroom units and 12 three-bedroom units. Forty-units would be designated as affordable. A 489-space parking garage would be located within the single four-story apartment building. The 3.5-story garage would have one underground level and be screened from public view by the apartments. The housing project’s future residents would enter the garage from two driveways off Marina Village Parkway.
The approximately 2.5-acre public waterfront park would be adjacent to the apartment building, which would stretch about 450 feet long along Marina Village Parkway. Along with a kayak launch and a water taxi dock, the park would have volleyball and bocce courts, a children’s play area, and trees and lawn areas, according to the plan that the developer submitted to the city on March 15. The Planning Board is not expected to take any action on the project on Monday. After city officials create a draft EIR for the project, the board will hold another hearing. Once the final EIR is completed the board may hold another public hearing to review it.
“Alameda Shipways” is one of several major housing developments under way along the Oakland Estuary. The others in Alameda include Encinal Terminals, located between Alaska Basin and Fortman Marina, which calls for 589 housing units and up to 50,000 square feet of commercial space and waterfront public parks. Also in Alameda, 380 apartments, lofts and townhouses and at least 30,000 square feet of commercial and retail space is planned for the site of the historic Del Monte warehouse on Buena Vista Avenue. In Oakland, the Brooklyn Basin project calls for 3,100 apartments, condominiums, lofts and townhouses on 64 acres near Jack London Square. The Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda.
By Peter Hegarty | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: April 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm | UPDATED: April 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm