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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Planning Grant to Refine City’s Strategy for Reusing NAS Alameda

  • September 27, 2011
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The city of Alameda has been awarded a $225,000 grant by the Office of Economic Adjustment to prepare an economic development strategy for Alameda Point, the city’s reuse project at the former Naval Air Station Alameda.

The strategy is expected to produce a targeted approach to leveraging the city’s existing tenant base and attracting new companies and organizations to the 918-acre site, Jennifer Ott, the city’s chief operating officer for Alameda Point, told Alameda Patch.

The city also is competing to be selected as the second campus for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. If Lawrence Berkeley chooses Alameda Point, the strategic plan would help position the project to attract spinoff companies desiring to locate near the lab, Ott said. The lab could bring 800 employees to Alameda Point.

The competition’s selection committee visited the air station earlier this month. It is expected to announce its decision in November.

The strategic plan for Alameda Point is scheduled to be completed by October 2012.

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