The discussion of “what happens if redevelopment bonds go belly up” is an exercise in “what if?” because so far it hasn’t happened, though with the current real estate situation, it probably won’t be long before one does.
A reader writes in: “are you stupid? or just evil?” you decide.
While the net is abuzz with posts about SunCal’s financial struggles in the “new” economy. Catellus, Alameda’s partner in the Alameda Landing project, is finding itself with similar struggles.
Redevelopment bonds are not directly tied to city finances. Yet many are making the case that they are.
As the discussion about the state Density Bonus law heats up, maybe we should be careful what some people wish for.
The election is over…well not over, there are still ballots being counted, and Measure P is too close to call and all, but the city council race is done. And what are the lessons to be learned?
Apparently while houses in Northern California create traffic, therefore we should only build commercial properties, in Southern California, commercial development brings traffic.
The Alameda Point Vision will be discussed and next steps for encouraging it’s implementation will be laid out on October 23rd. It’s an easy way to get involved without taking too much time out of your schedule.
The Planning Board will hold a workshop today to discuss form-based zoning codes. An idea who’s time has come!
Alameda’s City Council agrees to a new agreement with SunCal and their new partner DE Shaw moving the project one more step forward.