The total area of the former Naval Air Station (NAS) is 2,527 acres (stated differently, this is one-third the size of the entire island!). The shaded areas in the above figure show the areas currently being considered for redevelopment.
Golf course: 215 acres have been designated for an 18-hole golf course, a 300-room hotel and a 300,000 sq ft conference center. The development plan states that these facilties will be developed “when the Bay Area hospitality industry can support hotel construction”.
National Wildlife Refuge: 565 acres of land and 413 acres of water are to be designated as a Wildlife Refuge for the protection of migratory birds (California least tern, Caspian tern and California brown pelican). The Navy has not yet transferred the land to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Sports Complex: Spanning 40-acres, the site will include soccer and baseball fields, swimming facilities and a gymnasium. The sports complex will be implemented and maintained by the city.
FISC/East Housing: The first property to be redeveloped is the 87-acre East Housing/Fleet Industrial Supply Center. This includes the 485 homes being developed as part of the Bayport residential community. For an update on the current Bayport events, see Blogging Bayport Alameda.
An additional 93-acres on the northern edge of the FISC/East Housing property is being developed as Alameda Landing.
US Coast Guard Housing: USCG provides 525 housing units for Coast Guard personnel. No changes are envisioned for this property.
Alameda Point: Stretching across 700-acres, some of the biggest changes are envisioned at the Alameda Point. Some highlights from the preliminary development plan:
- New neighborhoods (up to 1,800 new homes) with parks, pedestrian pathways and neighborhood centers. Approximately 150 acres of public parks and open space; 3 miles of waterfront promenades.
- In keeping with Alameda’s historic ties to the Navy, nearly two-thirds of the existing (86) buildings will be preserved and adapted for reuse.
- 3.4m sq ft of employment generating opportunities (9,000 potential jobs).
- A transit center providing ferry connections to SF, bus connections to downtown Oakland and BART, car share and bicycle facilities.
If you are curious to explore the NAS in person, check out the self-guided tour.