With a unanimous vote in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 10, 2018, the City Council approved Alameda Marina, LLC’s, plans to transform Alameda’s northern waterfront. Last Friday, the marina demolished its first building to implement part of those plans — making way for “The Launch,” 368-unit apartment project that will include 49 affordable units. The marina expects to complete “The “Launch” mid-summer 2022.
The Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) filed design-review plans for housing at its McKay Avenue wellness center with the city on Jan. 20. According to the plans, APC will be working with San Francisco’s Mercy Housing as its development partner. Berkeley’s Lifelong Medical Care will operate the center. If the city approves the plans, APC will build 98 studio apartments and an apartment for the site manager. The city has not yet placed APC’s design review for this housing on the Planning Board’s agenda.
The 2020 Alameda Spelling Bee was held last Saturday at Otis Elementary School. Roughly 45 students from more than a dozen schools participated in the competition, which included a written test followed by an oral spelling competition.
Black History Panel at Alameda Library
Those not interested in the Super Bowl can escape to the quiet of the library to celebrate Black History Month with a presentation taking place Sunday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. “Black Youth: Exploring the Road to Success,” will discuss the experience of reaching the top with local Black leaders.