The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

The Broad Brush: Your news in 60 seconds

Michele Ellson

The city is preparing a makeover for Estuary Park. Photo by Dave Boitano.

A few weeks ago, we put out the call for your questions about the city's plans to develop Alameda Point. (Mostly, you wanted to know about traffic.) City Manager John Russo and his team at City Hall forwarded their answers late last week. Here are your questions, and their answers.

A Bay Farm Island basketball court is in line to become the first piece of city property to sport a corporate logo. The City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday to allow athletic clothing maker Under Armour to affix its logo and the signature of popular Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry to a Leydecker Park basketball court in exchange for $100,000 to refurbish the court.

The Navy is seeking public input on its decision to halt the cleanup of contaminated groundwater east of Alameda Point after determining the toxins won’t hurt residents, workers or schoolchildren. The Navy is accepting comments through June 5 on its plan.

A long-sought field of dreams for disabled youth has moved a step closer to reality. The Recreation and Park Commission considered a conceptual plan for a refurbished Estuary Park on Thursday.

Oaktown Jerk’s Randy Hughes feels lucky to have found commercial kitchen space in an old McDonald’s on the former Naval Air Station where he can produce his artisan beef jerky. But the brevity of his lease for the shared kitchen space is cause for unease. The former McDonald’s sits at the heart of what city leaders hope will be ground zero for a renaissance at Alameda Point; the lease that covers Hughes and two other food businesses that share the space expires at the end of this year, and their future is uncertain, he said.

Hobbled by the recession, the former Pillow Park Plaza furniture store at 1419 Park Street is once again a busy, all-in-one shopper’s paradise, complete with period art deco neon lights that fit right in with the nearby Alameda Theatre & Cineplex. At well over 10,000 square feet, the collection of businesses at Park Street Plaza includes new boutiques, an art and cultural center, a florist, and a wine and spirits shop.

News in brief(er): Legacy Partners has sold Marina Village for an undisclosed sum … state officials have placed the Alameda Alliance for Health in the hands of a conservator … The city has issued its call for developers interested in 150 acres at Alameda Point … and the 14th Annual Park Street Spring Festival is this weekend.