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.
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.
The City of Alameda and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) have partnered to provide free bus passes for up to 167 senior or disabled residents of Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) a low-income, supportive housing community at Alameda Point.
The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK), based at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), is a non-profit social enterprise that is reducing squandered produce, creating nutritious meals for the community and providing job training and employment to APC residents.
About a year ago, TFSK’s Founder and Director, Dana Frasz, connected with APC to discuss how they could make use of their under-utilized commercial kitchen and provide value to their community. Together they settled on a win-win solution.
The Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) served up gourmet meals at its annual Urban Farm Table fundraising event on Sunday, May 15. About 100 guests were seated under a canopy squarely in the middle of crops growing on the Alameda Point farm.
This year’s menu was again created by Jeff Rosen, executive chef at Blue Heron Catering of Oakland. Some of the salad and entrée ingredients, such as arugula, strawberries and onions were grown within a few steps of the table.