Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Monday, February 22, 2010

16th Street Train Station Community Meeting

Wednesday, February 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street

Renovation and Restoration of the 16th Street Station

Once the terminus of the transcontinental railroad, Oakland’s 16th Street Station was abandoned in 1989 after the Loma Prieta earthquake. [More]

On Sept. 16th 2008, the Oakland Redevelopment Agency / City Council approved the Train Station Entity consisting of a nonprofit corporation governed by board members appointed by the Train Station Partnership and BUILD, to oversee the rehabilitation and reuse of the 16th street train station and authorized a predevelopment (non-forgivable) loan with deferred repayment to the train station entity for rehabilitation of the 16th street train station in West Oakland in an amount not to exceed $400,000

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On Nov. 3rd, 2009, the Oakland Redevelopment Agency authorize a loan to the Restoration Association for Improving the Landmark 16'" Street Station (RAILS) in an amount not to exceed $39,677 (secured by a deed of trust on the property - currently owned by BUILD West Oakland) to secure the historic 16th Street Train Station in West Oakland.

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Annalee Allen, 02/21/2010 Article