Phoenix Commons wins Honorable Mention from Environments for Aging

Environments for Aging (EFA) Magazine honored Phoenix Commons with an Honorable Mention Design Award, the highest award possible for a design project which is not yet built. Describing Phoenix Commons, EFA Magazine said, “This project in progress had a lot of great features an ‘out-of-the-box’ concept, bringing it to a challenging, urban site, with great connections to shopping, entertainment and the waterfront trail are all items the designer should be commended for.”

Environments for Aging Magazine annually awards projects who merit awards for design issues and trends related to the needs of the entire aging population at the Environments for Aging Conference and publishes the honorees in their Annual Design issue.  To see the article click here.


Phoenix Commons has made the papers!  Victoria Stone, our community development director, was quoted in today’s San Francisco Chronicle, talking about the development of our “village with walls”. The article Senior “villages” keep people in their homes appeared on the cover of the Health Section (section C). The link to the article on-line is here.

Phoenix Commons receives Water Board approval

Phoenix Commons received approval from the Water Board today.

Monday, March 4: Water Board Approval

Today we received our approval from the Water Board! Here’s to being one step closer to breaking ground!

White Elephant Sale Returns to Jingletown

Come down to Jingletown this weekend, March 2nd and 3rd, for the White Elephant Sale.  The sale is just down the street from the Phoenix Commons property at 333 Lancaster Street. In fact, we donate our lot to the Oakland Museum volunteers and the Jingletown Arts and Business Community for parking at the event.

Known community wide as a not-to-be-missed event, the legendary Sale has become a destination for both collectors and bargain hunters. With all Sale proceeds benefiting the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), shoppers can take pride in knowing that their purchases help support OMCA educational programs, galleries, collections, exhibits and more.

The sale takes place in a huge warehouse located on the Oakland Estuary, 17 unique selling departments provide an extensive offering of quality used Vintage clothing, fine jewelry, Asian collectibles, tools, furniture, sporting goods, and more. For a representative list of what you may find at the sale click here.

  • Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days.
  • Admission is free.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For more information click here.  Hope to see you there!

The Boomer Lifestyle Show Was A Huge Success!

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth (more like a lounge!) two days ago at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It was great to see so many people interested in cooperative senior living, which proves that the Boomer generation is primed to change the future of aging. For those who didn’t get a chance to see us there, just contact Cheryl Champ, our Community Relations Director (510-217-8527), for more information about the project.

Saturday & Sunday, February 9 & 10: Boomer Lifestyle Show

Phoenix Commons will welcome visitors to our booth at the Boomer Lifestyle Show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. The Boomer Lifestyle Show is as much a social event as an opportunity for mature Californians to gather important information on everything from financial planning to health & wellness to travel & leisure. Experts provide answers for the tough questions about financial security, long term care insurance and more.  Come join us for this exciting event.

  • Boomer Lifestyle Show
  • Saturday & Sunday, February 9 & 10, 11 am-3 pm
  • Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA

Thank You Everyone for Coming to the Project Update

Thank you everyone for attending the project update event on Wednesday’s. We had a great turnout and learned the latest updated project news.  We look forward to see everyone again in the future.


Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place

Today, the most valuable real estate lies in walkable and bikable urban locations. A location’s walkability is defined by how much of the everyday needs can be met within walking, transit, or biking distance. The New York Times article by CHRISTOPHER B. LEINBERGER, a George Washington University School of Business and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place, describes how housing value is positively correlated to walkability scores.

Wednesday, December 5: Phoenix Commons Project Meeting Update

Come Hear the latest project and preview proposed community designs and floor plans. Share food, drinks and conversations with the development team, including both our new Community Development Director and the Project Manager.

When: Wednesday, December 5th

5:30- 7:00pm

Where: Phoenix Commons Office

1723 Webster St, Alameda

RSVP: By Friday, November 30 to Samantha 510-217-8527 or