ALAMEDA -- Buildings that will house an In-N-Out Burger, a Chase bank and a Safeway gas station near the Posey and Webster tubes will each have design features that mirror other buildings in the city, the Planning Board will hear Monday.
The business are part of the Alameda Landing mixed use development and will be built on a 2.3-acre parcel at Webster Street and Willie Stargell Avenue, considered a "gateway" into the city since it's near the tubes that link Alameda and Oakland.
The In-N-Out Burger will have a Mission Revival style and a 42-foot tower with a cupola, a design that city officials say will be similar to the twin towers architecture of the United Methodist Church on Central Avenue.
The design of the 3,750-square-foot restaurant also borrows concepts from Union Station in Los Angeles and will not have "typical corporate fast food restaurant architecture," which the board is on record as not wanting for the neighborhood, Supervising Planner Allen Tai said.
"Overall, the revised design is a contemporary interpretation of historic Mission-style buildings found in other commercial areas of Alameda and would fit into the Webster Street Business District," Tai said. "It would also provide Alameda with a one-of-a-kind In-N-Out Burger restaurant not found in other cities."
The restaurant's cupola will be topped with a weather vane depicting the In-N-Out Burger arrow, its logo.
The Safeway gas station, which will be located on the northern end of the parcel, will have nine pumps under a canopy that will reflect the Art Deco style of the Posey Tube, according to the plans the board will consider Monday.
The gas station will also have 950-square foot convenience store to serve customers.
The design of the Chase Bank resembles the nearby Union Iron Works Power House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and will feature a brick veneer and a drive-through.
Last month, the board approved a drive-through window and extended hours at the In-N-Out Burger, despite some nearby residents saying the fast food chain will cause traffic problems and that the late hours would make it a magnet for crime.
An online petition opposing the project garnered more than 500 signatures.
But city officials said crime data from neighborhoods around the Bridgeside and Alameda South Shore shopping centers, which each have businesses with extended hours, did not show a corresponding uptick in crime.
Officials also said traffic studies indicate that the drive-through lanes planned for In-N-Out Burger and at the Chase bank will not impede traffic, including on Webster Street.
The extended hours means the restaurant will stay open until 12:30 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 1:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
The board also approved the Safeway station staying open 24 hours.
Alameda Landing is on 77 acres of what was once a supply center for the former Alameda Naval Air Station near the Oakland-Alameda Estuary and will feature 275 single-family homes and condominiums and a 25-unit affordable apartment complex. Catellus Development Corp. is behind the project.
Along with the homes, the project will include a retail center that will include a Safeway and a Target store, which is set to open in October.
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The Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the council chamber at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.