Neighbors comes together to improve Belmar Community
On Wednesday, August 2, Doug Wells and Cathy Hatfield from the Belmar Community Connection Neighborhood Association (BCC) came to CityScape to present to residents the Belmarsh project, currently taking place just south of CityScape.
Belmarsh is a collaboration among the City, Metro West Housing Solutions, Alameda Connects, Belmar neighbors and others to improve the quality of amenities in Belmar.
What began as a detention pond has been transformed over the past eight years to include benches, birdhouses and public art. The City prioritized low-level maintenance landscaping including Locust, coffee, and cottonwood trees.
Most recently, the BCC received a grant through the Neighborhood Partnership Grant program to complete a ¼ mile walking trail throughout the area.
Other partners in the $150,000 improvement project include Bridge 33, The Plaza Metro District, Sebells Landscaping and Arrowhead Landscaping.
“We hope this encourages not only our CityScape residents but everyone in the Belmar community, to enjoy this quiet respite in their community,” said Brendalee Connors, MWHS’ Chief Real Estate Officer.