ALAMEDA -- A lease for one of the original tenants at Alameda Point will be on the agenda when the City Council meets Tuesday.
Navigator Systems, which initially took the spot for furniture making but has now expanded to offer space to artisans and other craft workers, wants to continue leasing the building at 1800 Ferry Point Road for seven years with an option for an additional five years.
The business has been at the former Alameda Naval Air Station since January 1997.
The lease calls for an annual base rent of $89,880 that would rise in increments until it reaches $101,699.
"While this lease was not up for renewal, it represents retention of an existing tenant and acknowledgement that the city is committed to local artisans and crafts persons who need creative space and an area for production," Jennifer Ott, the city's chief operating officer for Alameda Point, said in a background report for the council. "The city hopes to offer Navigator, on an as-needed basis, space for outdoor activities and exhibits as Alameda Point becomes more populated and developed into a 'gathering place' for residents and visitors."
Ott is recommending the council approve the lease, which also calls for Navigator Systems to pay for utilities.
The company is an "incubator environment" that provides facilities for designers, craft workers, artists, engineers, and musical instrument restoration specialists, as well as for light artisanal manufacturing, according to city officials.
The 31,394-square-foot building that houses Navigator Systems is near what's known as the Seaplane Lagoon at the former military base and was once used to test jet engines.
The council will also consider Tuesday a lease at Alameda Point for Makani Power, a wind power company owned by Google.
Google currently rents 16,888 square feet at 2175 Monarch St. While the company wishes to continue renting the spot, the lease would allow it to also take over 110,581 square feet at 1050 West Tower Ave.
The rent would range from $55,205 to $62,134 over the six-year lease, which includes five three-year options for renewal.
The terms also give Google the option to purchase the buildings if the city puts them up for sale.
Makani Power, which takes its name from a Hawaiian word that means wind or breeze, began as a startup working on a prototype device to harness high-altitude wind energy.
Google acquired Makani, which has been at Alameda Point since 2006, last year. The company's goal is to make the cost of wind energy competitive with fossil fuels.
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The Alameda City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda.