Jack Capon Villa

Video courtesy of the Association of Bay Area Governments.

The Association of Bay Area Governments honored the city at its 2015 Growing Smarter Together Awards last week for Jack Capon Villa, an 18-unit apartment building that serves low-income people with disabilities. The association produced this video about the project, which it shared with The Alamedan.

The newly opened Jack Capon Villa is a recipient of a Gold Nugget Award of Merit.

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.