July 29, 2009 > Alameda County Medical Center plans to expand facility
Alameda County Medical Center plans to expand facility
By Meenu Gupta
Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) will purchase the property at 6066 Civic Terrace Ave from the City of Newark as part of its expansion of health services. Newark City Council voted (5-0) unanimously approved a purchase and sale agreement to facilitate the transaction.
ACMC currently leases a portion of the building for a health center. City offices have relocated from the building and staff is also assisting the Chamber of Commerce to relocate from 6066 Civic Terrace Avenue to an alternative location.
Constructed in 1982, the 10,650 sq. ft. building consists of commercial condominiums called Fountain Square Office Park. The City acquired the site and structure in 1988 to lease a part of the facility for a southern Alameda County health facility and provide the City with additional office space.
On July 9, the Council officially made known its intent to sell the property. On July 23, a public hearing was held and no objections were received. Since none was received, the City completed negotiations with ACMC for the sale. The property's fair market value has been appraised at $1.2M.
The City and ACMC will also enter into an Option Agreement to satisfy the Council's desire that the building be maintained as a medical facility.