Alameda Voters Reject Proposal to Redevelop Naval Air Station

Bay City News
Thursday February 04, 2010 - 08:40:00 AM

Alameda voters on Tuesday appeared to have decisively voted down a proposal to redevelop the site of the former Alameda Naval Air Station at Alameda Point. 

With all precincts reporting, 11,947 or 84.92 percent of those who voted in the special election voted no on Measure B, and just 2,120 or 15.07 percent voted to support it, according to unofficial results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. 

Approval would have allowed Irvine-based developer SunCal to go ahead with plans to build 4,500 units of housing, 3,500 square feet of retail space, two schools, a library, 450 acres of open space, a 58-acre sports field complex, 15 miles of bike paths a ferry terminal and other amenities. 

The measure fell far short of the simple majority vote it needed to be approved.