OAKLAND –– A longtime cook who’s bridging cultures in his diverse Oakland apartment building, a group dedicated to expanding affordable housing opportunities and a youth center guiding young people toward leadership and college are among honorees October 16 at the 39th Annual Celebration hosted by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC).
Madison Park Apartments
At the time it was built in 1908, Madison Park Apartments was the largest wooden structure west of the Mississippi. It suffered damage during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, and the building sat vacant for six years before it was acquired by EBALDC and renovated in 1995. Located across from Lake Merritt BART station, Madison Park Apartments is transit-friendly and within a short walk of the Oakland Museum of California, schools, shopping, Laney College, and parks. Madision Park Apartments is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Contractor: Branagh, Inc. General Construction
Rehab: AM One Corporation
General Contractor; Armando Vasquez, LEED AP Architecture + Construction Management
First Republic Bank
City of Oakland - Redevelopment Agency
Oakland Regional Housing Partnership Associates, LP
CA Department of Housing & Community Development
Federal Home Loan Bank of SF
First Nationwide Bank (AHP)
Oakland Housing Authority
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)