Alameda Sun: Developers Make Cases to Council, February 5, 2019


At a special meeting last Tuesday, members of the City Council listened to presentations from four developers, each hoping to build market-rate housing on a site known as the West Midway Project. The city made the 22.8-acre site, north of West Midway Avenue, available for development by consolidating properties occupied by three supportive housing providers — together known as the Collaborating Partners: Alameda Point Collaborative, Building Futures with Women and Children and Operation Dignity — from 34 to 9.7 acres.

The City Council approved the consolidation of these properties when it agreed on the creation of the Rebuilding the Supportive Housing at Alameda Point (RESHAP) project. RESHAP, which adjoins the West Midway Project to the east, will allow the Collaborating Partners to own the 9.7-acre site, where its nonprofit developer — Mid-Pen Housing — will build 200 replacement units and 67 new very low- and low-income units.

The agreement created the West Midway Project adjacent to RESHAP. The developer that the City Council selects will build new housing, as well as the necessary backbone infrastructure for the RESHAP project