Affordable Senior Housing Near Del Monte Moves Forward

City of Alameda

The Planning Board gave a tentative nod to the affordable senior housing planned for property at Buena Vista Avenue and Sherman Street. If the plan moves forward the 32-foot tall building, pictured above, would stand cheek-on-jowl to the Del Monte warehouse building.

As part of the $125 million Del Monte development, Tim Lewis Communities agreed to build 55 units of affordable housing. The apartment complex under consideration by the Planning Board would contain 31 units. Lewis will also provide 24 more units for moderate-income residents in the main building.

The Alameda Housing Authority would oversee the construction of the complex. It would then own and manage the one-bedroom apartments once the project is completed. The apartments range in size from 537 square feet to 793 square feet; most would have own patio or balcony.

The board’s approval came with conditions that included increasing parking for the disabled, as well as amending parts of the plan that pertain to the building’s windows, elevator and landscaping. The plans would get one more look by the Planning Board. If they meet with the board’s approval, they would move forward for City Council approval.