Welcome to this week’s edition of The Broad Brush, your weekly, two-sentence news review. Here’s what happened this week.
The Planning Board discussed plans Monday to redevelop the historic Del Monte warehouse as concerns over the proposed development and others along the Island’s Northern Waterfront grow. Developer Tim Lewis Communities wants to build 414 new townhomes, lofts and flats in the seven-acre warehouse and on two new development pads on the Del Monte property, which sits at the corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Sherman Street.
Members of the Recreation and Park Commission decided the Clark Memorial Bench should be saved, and a community group called Save the Bench has launched a fundraising effort to pay for its restoration.
The Recreation and Park Commission is expected to make a recommendation Thursday night on whether to restore or replace the Clark Memorial Bench in Jackson Park.
A 94-year-old concrete bench that may be Alameda’s best-known piece of park furniture could fall to the wrecking ball.