- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Developers can move forward with plans to put a $500 million mixed-use project on waterfront property at Alameda Point, west of Oakland.

The Oakland Tribune reports (https://bayareane.ws/1CdtcVe) Alameda’s city council gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a plan to build 800 homes and 600,000 square feet of commercial space at a former U.S. Navy base.

Dissent came from one of 50 members of the public who signed up to speak on the project.

Mayor Trish Spencer said she was worried the development would be too pricey and push current residents out of town.

A possible $10 million ferry terminal at the site requires Water Emergency Transportation Authority approval.

The project is being led by commercial developer SRMErnst. Joe Ernst is one of the company’s founders and a 14-year Alameda resident.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, https://www.oaklandtribune.com

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