ALAMEDA -- City officials do not identify Neptune Pointe -- the site near Crab Cove where a developer's proposal to build homes has sparked a lawsuit and community opposition -- as a potential place for residential development in a draft document that shows whether the city can meet its projected housing needs.

The Planning Board will consider the draft Housing Element of its General Plan, or the portion that identifies sites to accommodate future residential needs. when it meets Monday.

The draft document, which state officials must certify, follows the City Council rezoning the neighborhood near the entrance to Robert Crown Memorial State Beach in July 2012 as a potential site for housing under the current Housing Element.

The East Bay Regional Park District is suing the city over the decision, saying the council did not provide proper notice about the rezoning and that it approved the change without a completed Environmental Impact Report.

District representatives also maintain the proposal from developer Tim Lewis Communities to build up to 48 homes on about four acres of former federal property at the foot of McKay Avenue is not compatible with the recreational uses of the nearby beach and park.

A citizen's group is now campaigning to have the city rezone the area as open space.

Revisions to the Housing Element must take place every eight years under state law.

Alameda officials began reviewing the current document in 2007, but it did not secure state approval until 2012 because it needed tweaking -- a delay that means city officials must consider the Housing Element again now due to the cycle required by state law.

The draft document that will go before the Planning Board on Monday covers the city's projected housing needs from 2015 through 2023.

The document identifies sites for 1,725 homes, City Planner Andrew Thomas said.

About half of the homes are designated as affordable and none of the sites are at Alameda Point.

Among the locations is just more than seven acres on the north side of Buena Vista Avenue between Arbor and Ohlone streets. Warehouses are on the site, but Lennar Development Company recently purchased the property and a tentative map showing a mix of 89 single-family and multi-unit residences has already been approved.

Other sites include the "Boatworks," the vacant parcel at Clement Avenue and Oak Street where a mix of 182 homes is proposed, and an approximately eight-acre site known as "Shipways" on Marina Village Parkway, where the owner is currently attempting to secure a developer, according to city officials.

The Housing Element approved in 2012 identified sites for about 2,400 homes.

Reasons for fewer sites in the current draft document include the city taking ownership of about 1,300 acres of Alameda Point from the U.S. Navy in June 2013, which opens up a host of locations for homes, Thomas said.

While the number of projected residential units has dropped, the draft document does not feature any major policy or program changes compared to the 2012 Housing Element.

The Housing Authority will consider the draft document on March 19.

The Planning Board will again consider the document on April 28, when the Commission on Disability Issues also will review it.

City officials ask that the public submit any written comments by April 28. The Planning Board will make its recommendation to the council on May 12.

The council will take action on the draft Housing Element in June.

In other business Monday, the Planning Board will hear about a proposal to redevelop the historic Del Monte Warehouse building at 1501 Buena Vista Ave. for residential use. The board will not take any action.

Details about the proposal, such as the number and type of homes, was not immediately available.

Reach Peter Hegarty at 510-749-1654 or follow him on Twitter.com/Peter_Hegarty.

If you go
The Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.