Parks and open space planning for Alameda Point has been hobbling along for 15 years. We still do not know when or who will be welcoming visitors to the Wildlife Refuge. We still do not know who, when, or what will happen with the Northwest Territories. These two areas, located in the runway portion of Alameda Point, comprise over 700 acres. Linking these two areas together with the Seaplane Lagoon frontage and the future Enterprise Park extending to the Encinal Boat Ramp is the vision of the recently launched Greenspace Project at Golden Gate University (GGU).
The Greenspace Project wants to get all the stakeholders – local, regional, state, and federal – in one room, on the same page, so that not only Alameda, but the entire region, can benefit from the exceptional and rare opportunity for creating a world-class park system at Alameda Point. And they want to do it now, before the Environmental Impact Report for Alameda Point is drafted.
The Greenspace Project is under the umbrella of GGU’s Center on Urban Environmental Law (CUEL). Alameda Point is the Project’s first endeavor, and they are partnering with the Washington, DC-based Urban Land Institute (ULI). They have retained the landscape planning services of accomplished open space planner Stephanie Landregan. Continue reading “Landmark Destination Park System for Alameda Point”