Alameda Point


Alameda, California

Alameda Point represents a remarkable opportunity to establish a prototype for sustainable community design in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. With public opinion informing every stage of design, Alameda Point provides diverse housing options, prioritizes sustainability, proposes a bold transit system and improves Alameda’s opportunity for economic growth. 

After several iterations, the final Master Plan is explicitly catered to the site and its present and future occupants. The plan negotiates several constraints such as the rising sea level, soil contamination from the time of the Navy’s occupancy, a large proposed Public Trust and an adjacent stretch of protected habitat for endangered species. 

The Plan follows the core design principles of walkability, historic preservation, housing affordability and public access to the waterfront.  Key features of the Master Plan include a central axis in the form of a landscaped mall that provides dynamic waterfront views, and a Historic Reuse Neighborhood.  The historic district preserves the site’s existing architecture while incorporating new uses such as an entertainment center and live-work units. 

New Ferry Terminal, Birds Eye Rendering
Seaplane Lagoon Waterfront Park, Rendering
Master Plan
Detail Master Plan - focus on urban core with proposed ferry station
Alameda Point, Existing Condiitons
Alameda Point Site, Aerial Rendering

Project Summary



SunCal Companies (Oakland, California) & Alameda Reuse and Redevelopment Authority


Neighborhood Plan | Adaptive Use | Urban Infill


Redevelopment of a 560 ac (225 ha) decomissioned naval base into a transit-oriented community | 4,500 DUs | 3.5m sq ft (325k sq m) commercial/ retail | 145 ac (60 ha) open space


Design completed 2008