Tag Archive for housing

Redeveloping our schools

There’s been a lot of talk about the effect of redevelopment on the current AUSD School Budget. While hints of this non-controversy started on Lauren Do’s site, I was approached by a city councilmember at the first Alamedans for Better…

A tale of two tubes

When I got home from work this evening, there was an email from “bewarethesilentspin@yahoo.com” in my inbox with a couple of videos linked to it. The name appears to be a play on “bewarethesilentslate,” a copycat youtube.com site that hosts…

Development 2.0 – Alameda Point

On Friday afternoon, the ARRA staff report concerning the developer RFQ was posted. The report includes a staff summary of the process and explanation of the criteria (7 separate items ranked as weak/moderate/strong). The report also includes a detailed explanation…

California Dreamin’

United World Infrastructure (UWI): Alameda Point Proposal (5 of 5) Initial Reactions: Pro: Lots and lots of vision! Cool Transit technology (Jetsons here we come). Outside the box thinking Cons: A clear explanation of who is going to implement this…

The upside to closing down

Lennar Urban: Alameda Point Proposal (3 of 5) Initial Reactions: Pro: Lennar has a ton of experience in Bay Area military base conversion projects. Mare Island (Vallejo), Hunters Point (SF), Windermere (San Ramon), and Treasure Island (SF) are all under…

Size doesn’t Matter

A couple of weeks ago, Lauren Do had a post up about housing prices in the Bay Area. It was a follow up on discussions about housing affordability in Alameda and one that will probably go on forever. It started…