ALAMEDA -- Construction of affordable housing at Alameda Landing, the mixed-use development in the city's West End, could begin in December 2014 with the work finished a year later, the City Council will hear Tuesday.

The 25 low-income apartments are among 275 homes proposed for the 77-acre property that was once a supply center for the former Alameda Naval Air Station near the Oakland-Alameda Estuary. Construction of the overall development's retail center, which will include a Target and a Safeway store, is already under way.

The low-income housing will consist of two one-bedroom apartments, 14 two-bedroom apartments and nine three-bedroom apartments, as well as two units that will be designated for people with AIDS or HIV, according to Michael Pucci, the executive director of the city's Housing Authority.

On Tuesday, the City Council will consider authorizing City Manager John Russo to work out an agreement to secure partial funding for the project from the Alameda County "HOME" Investment Partnerships Program, which provides money for low-income housing under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The total cost of the affordable housing proposed for Alameda Landing is about $12.2 million. Money generated from low-income tax credits and through conventional financing will also help pay for it. The plan to build the apartment complex at the former Fleet Industrial Supply Center follows the construction of low-income housing at nearby Breakers at Bayport Apartments in 2006 and the Shinsei Gardens Apartments four years later.


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Currently, 1,734 households are on the waiting list for the 91 units within those two developments, Pucci said in a background report for the council.

The new apartment complex, known as Shinsei II, will have open space for recreation, a multipurpose community room and central laundry facilities, Pucci said.

Catellus Development Corp. is the master developer of Alameda Landing.

All of the development's housing will be built in a four-block grid, with each block having its own park, bike lanes and walking paths. Along with land for homes, 23 acres have been set aside for the retail center, where Target will help serve as an anchor tenant when it opens next October

IN OTHER BUSINESS TUESDAY: The council will consider approving the purchase of eight replacement police vehicles and one police motorcycle at a cost not to exceed $305,000. The council also will consider a resolution naming July Recreation and Parks Month and will hear the annual report from the Alameda Recreation and Park Department.

Reach Peter Hegarty at 510-748-1654 or follow him on Twitter.com/Peter_Hegarty.

If you go
The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.