You may have walked or drove down Union City streets recently and noticed new buildings going up – want to know what’s happening? There are a number of development and project updates that may peak the interest of our residents, so here is what’s up!
Let’s start with some very exciting news for our community’s youth. The former Kennedy Community Center has been under construction for months now to expand it center and also renaming it to the “Kennedy Youth Center”. The remodel aims to give Union City’s youth a home for after-school activities. A group of local artists called the Illuminaries who designed and placed the famous Golden State Warriors basketball team murals you see in the East Bay were given an opportunity to work with Union City youth on almost fully coating the inside and outside of the Kennedy Youth Center with art. In fact, the concepts were entirely thought up by local Union City youth over a series of workshops last year, in which the youth had a chance to learn about spray painting. Part of the remodel will include a new game room, outdoor café, computer lab and lounge area for youth to spend their time once it opens.
A dedication for the newly remodeled Kennedy Youth Center takes place on Friday May 11 at 3:30 PM. Community and Recreation Services will soon after start preparing for regular programming and classes to begin at the center.
Just this past week, a construction frame for a new office building called, The Station, went up on Decoto Road. Developed by Woodstock Development, The Station is a two-story office building measuring around 31,000 square feet. The building is being constructed of concrete and steel, and will eventually be covered on all sides with floor to ceiling glass walls. Just steps from Union City BART, the building will be home to future bio-medical and high tech businesses – two of which have already signed a lease. Future employees in the building will enjoy a calming second-story view of Kennedy Park across the street, as well as quick access to the park for a picnic lunch.
Station Offices is another step in implementing the vision of the Station District, which is a vibrant, mixed-use urban community with innovative businesses, modern living spaces, stunning views of the East Bay hills, miles of recreation areas and a global marketplace.The continued economic development of the Station District to its optimal potential is vital to maintaining the long term fiscal health of the City and in essence, maintaining and enhancing essential city services, such as public safety, parks and recreation.
We can’t help but notice the amazing sense of “place” the new housing development on Union City Blvd is bringing to the area. Currently under construction, Sugar Mill will create 36 new electric and solar-powered town homes and some ground floor space for commercial businesses. The look and feel of these homes will further enhance the quaint, small town feel that people experience when shopping in the Historic Alvarado District.
If you are interested in staying in the loop to learn when these beautiful homes go up for sale, go to https://www.cityventures.com/registration.