Cardinal Point, the assisted living community on Mariner Square Drive, has broken ground on a sister facility where the old Chevy’s Fresh Mex restaurant used to be on the Oakland-Alameda Estuary.
Now that the restaurant has been torn down, construction will begin at the site on a new three-story building to house about 50 seniors coping with memory loss.
Cardinal Point was given the green light in September 2013 for a 43,000-square-foot building with 52 individual living units, cafe and activity rooms, as well as a 450-foot deck.
The former Chevys building was built in 1975, but was vacant since 2006.
Cardinal Point is owned by Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Oakmont Senior Living, which has developed more than 30 retirement communities in the West.