Dear Neighbor:Many people are talking about the City o Alameda’s proposal to build new sportsfelds, renovate our historic gol course, and the associated property transer betweenHarbor Bay Isle Associates and the City o Alameda.Over the many months it will take to consider the City’s proposal or approval,we encourage public input rom Bay Farm Island residents. Inormation or you toconsider includes:
Home and property values on Bay Farm Island will go up
Newly constructed quality homes that are more expensive than existing homes willalways increase property values in surrounding neighborhoods.
New sports elds, gol courses and recreation or Alameda’s youth
Harbor Bay will donate 12 acres o unused land and construction costs or a newall-weather youth sports complex, including felds or soccer, sotball, Little League,ootball – sports the community will choose – which will be maintained inperpetuity at no cost to the City o Alameda. In addition, approving the proposalwill result in a brand new par-3 gol course or juniors and seniors and upgrading andreconfguring Alameda’s historic 36-hole Chuck Corica Gol Complex.
Trac fow and saety will be improved and congestion will not increase
The City o Alameda hired Abrams Associates Trafc Engineering, Inc. to conduct atrafc study which concluded the proposal would increase trafc volume by less than1%. The proposal will also und improvements to existing trafc such as installinga new signal on Gol Course Drive, changing the timing o signal lights to aid trafc
fow, and providing saety improvements or pedestrian, bicycle and school route fows.
The proposal makes good nancial sense to the City o Alameda
In exchange or excess unused gol course land, the City o Alameda will receive:
12.2 acres o ully improved land on North Loop Road
$7.2 million in cash
$2.5 million or upgraded inrastructure to beneft all o Bay Farm Island
$3 million in prepaid permit ees to the City
$1 million in prepaid school ees
HARBOR BAY ISLE ASSOCIATES
1141 HARBOR BAY PARKWAY, SUITE 221
ALAMEDA, CA 94502