Those who prefer housing for senior citizens, over other types of housing that generate more traffic, will welcome the proposed dwelling units on McKay Avenue near Crab Cove. Former federal offices now located there will be rehabbed to create a medical respite care and assisted-living facility primarily for seniors who are homeless.
Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) will host its community outreach tour from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at its urban farm at Alameda Point. The tour will include visits to some of APC’s housing and service buildings, as well as the plant nursery and urban farm garden.
Participants will meet some of APC’s children and youth at the education center or the teen center. The tour will also visit APC’s commercial kitchen, where teens will be cooking a healthy meal using produce from the APC garden.
An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled against the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC) in their pursuit to stop the proposed senior housing and medical respite center for homeless individuals on McKay Avenue.
Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch ruled against FOCC’s attempt to block the development of the 3.65 acre center at the final merits hearing on Aug. 16. The ruling paves the way for Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) to convert the buildings at McKay into a medical respite care facility that will also offer services to homeless individuals to help them get back on their feet.
The Anthem Blue Cross Foundation has provided a major donation to Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) to support the planning of the Alameda Wellness Center. The donation will support comprehensive project planning and ensure that the wellness center delivers significant benefits for individuals and seniors experiencing homelessness and complex health needs.
The wellness center will provide 90 senior supportive housing units, a 50-bed medical respite program and a resource center, along with primary health-care services.
Alameda Point Collaborative to host annual benefit lunch
The public is invited to join Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) as it hosts 140 guests at its two-acre urban farm for its one-and-only annual fundraiser, the Urban Farm-to-Table Luncheon. Guests will be treated to a fine, catered meal presented by A Fork Full of Earth featuring produce sourced from the farm’s lush rows at Alameda Point.
Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) APC will host two open houses this month to provide residents with a hands-on opportunity to learn exactly what the Center will provide, how the federal transfer process works and what APC is doing to address community concerns. Two open houses have already taken place.
Attendance is limited to 100 people per open house, and slots are filling up fast. Both tours take place at 10 a.m.
The federal government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development published a declaration of “Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless” in the Feb. 10, 2017, edition of the Federal Register.
The declaration contained a seemingly inexhaustible list of properties. A Google search for “Alameda” unveiled the following cryptic information buried 14 pages into the list: Alameda Federal Center, Property Number: 54201630019, Northern Parcel, 620 Central Ave., Alameda CA 94501; Status: Excess: GSA Number: 9–G–CA–1604–AD.
At next Monday’s meeting, the Planning Board is set to adopt a resolution that will put its stamp of approval on a project known as “Rebuilding the Existing Supportive Housing at Alameda Point (RESHAP.)” In addition the board will host a workshop that will consider co-living, co-working units proposed for the property at Mariner Square Drive at Marina Village Parkway.
McDaniels family helps instruct collaborative’s kids
After my younger brother Ryan McDaniels passed away unexpectedly in August 2012, several friends, family members and the the local swim community donated money in his name to create the Ryan McDaniels Aquatic Fund.