The city of Alameda, Calif., has been recognized for the redevelopment of Alameda Landing located on the site of the Navy’s former Fleet Industrial Supply Center.
“The Landing is a complex project that lends itself to a public-private partnership,” said Debbie Potter, the city’s community development director. Alameda partnered with master developer Catellus to redevelop the 72-acre site. Potter accepted the Phoenix Award on behalf of the city at the Brownfields 2015 conference in Chicago, an event sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the International City/County Management Association.
Most of the retail space at Alameda Landing, located across the Bay from San Francisco, is now filled, and the 284 residential units are nearing completion, reported the Alameda Sun. The project’s homebuilder is TRI Pointe Homes.
The final phase of the project is scheduled to begin next year. The office space originally planned for that parcel has been removed and replaced with housing. The development also will include a waterfront park and promenade.
The project has encountered a variety of difficulties since it began. The city and Catellus “had to work through infrastructure challenges, regulatory challenges, and financing challenges,” said Potter. “Virtually every aspect has required special attention, from soil conditions to retail makeup to the strength of the pier structure along the waterfront,” she said.
In 2009, a fire destroyed the vacant supply center, requiring several million dollars in demolition and cleanup costs. The recession also forced changes in the project, and resulted in the share of the project devoted to office space being curtailed and the addition of up to 300 residences, according to the story.