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Alameda, California, Code § 30-4.24 (c )(2) (current through May 31, 2017)
Brief Summary
Definition of Main Street Neighborhood (MS) sub district of Alameda Point that incorporates urban agriculture, including urban farms and community gardens.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Limited scope. Describes uses and regulations specific to Alameda Point district.
Food System Category: Grow, Get
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Alameda
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Main street neighborhood use standards should support supportive housing, assisted living, and a mix of neighborhood compatible uses, such as community gardens, childcare centers (sec. 30-4.24(c )(2)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Unclear. Refers to supporting walkable neighborhoods (sec. 30-4.24(c ) (2)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. "Create sustainable districts that minimize greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use, and maximize protection of the natural environment" (sec. 30-4.24 (a)(5)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. "Replace the jobs lost by the departure of the Navy and fostering new economic development opportunities on the former federal lands." Sec. 30-4.24(a)(2).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. "This section provides regulations to facilitate and guide future development at Alameda Point consistent with the goals and objectives of the 1996 Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda Community Reuse Plan, the City of Alameda General Plan and 1. Seamlessly integrate the former Naval Air Station property into the physical and social fabric of the City of Alameda. 2. Replace the jobs lost by the departure of the Navy and fostering new economic development opportunities on the former federal lands. 3. Increase public access to the waterfront and supporting maritime commercial and industrial use of the waterfront. 4. Create mixed-use transit oriented walkable districts that deemphasize the automobile and support alternative modes of transportation. 5. Create sustainable districts that minimize greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water use, and maximize protection of the natural environment." Sec. 30-4.24 (a).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. See sec. 30-2.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
No.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in Section 1-5 of the Alameda Municipal Code. " Sec. 30-24.3.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Chapter XXX-Development Regulations; article I-zoning districts and regulations, § 30-4.24 District uses and regulations for Alameda Point; subsection c - Alameda Point Sub-district Purpose Descriptions; subsection 2- Main Street Neighborhood. History: (Ord. No. 3088 N.S., § 2, 2-18-2014; Ord. No. 3168, § 2, 11-15-2016).