Alameda Sun: Planning Considers Housing Types, September 21, 2017


Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), Building Futures with Women and Children (BFWC) and Operation Dignity (OD) currently lease 34 acres of land at Alameda Point. They use existing (and aging) structures from the former Alameda Naval Air Station to provide affordable housing and support for some 500 formerly homeless people. These services included job skills training, mental-health counseling and meals — all aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness.

RESHAP aims to replace these aging structures with new housing on a new site. Each of the three organizations — APC, BFWC and OD — plan to build three-story apartment buildings at the new site — 10.4 acres of land bounded by West Midway Avenue on the north, Orion Street on the West and Main Street on the East. Parking for buildings on West Tower Avenue forms the property’s southern boundary. All together, the three apartment buildings would have 202 units.

A mixed-use building and a two-story townhome would bring the count to 277 units of new housing for the formerly homeless. The complex would also include a farm, a plaza, a two-story barn to serve as a community center, a play area and buildings to house supportive services.