Friends of Crab Cove

The courts and the state of California recently delivered bad news to the Friends of Crab Cove (FOCC). The organization is fighting to stifle Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) plans to open a wellness center in the now-shuttered federal government buildings on McKay Avenue. FOCC has long protested the idea of opening such a center, hoping instead to have the area reserved for open space. The organization successfully created Measure B, which will appear on the ballot in a special election on April 9. If passed the measure would create open space.

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.