Navy Expected to Transfer Alameda Point Parcel to City Soon

The city of Alameda could take possession of a large chunk of the former Naval Air Station Alameda in a matter of weeks, following a vote this week by the City Council to approve the transfer of 509 acres of land and 870 acres of submerged property at the site on San Francisco Bay.

The transfer would be the first of four from the Navy at what is now called Alameda Point under a no-cost economic development conveyance.

If the city adopts the resolution, the Navy could convey the acreage by early June, said Jennifer Ott, the city’s chief operating officer for Alameda Point. The land would be transferred as 66 parcels to make it easier to assemble and sell parcels for private development, reported the San Jose Mercury News. Redevelopment of many of the parcels is restricted due to past use and the amount of environmental cleanup required.

Separately, the Navy will transfer 624 acres of the air station to the Department of Veterans Affairs in late 2013 or early 2014. The VA is planning to construct an outpatient clinic and columbarium on its parcel.

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