developmental disabilities

Architect Rick Williams highlights amenities to be included in a new 19-unit complex for developmentally disabled residents at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday. Photo by Dave Boitano.

Jack Capon would have been proud of the crowd that gathered Wednesday in a vacant lot on Lincoln Avenue.

Members of Alameda's City Council and representatives of two Bay Area housing nonprofits took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for Jack Capon Villa, a planned 19-unit complex for developmentally disabled adults. Capon, who died 13 years ago, founded Alameda’s Special Olympics and was a tireless advocate for the disabled.