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Housing advocates and city leaders gathered Wednesday to celebrate the long-sought transformation of the former Islander Motel into an apartment complex for low-income workers.

“It took a really long time to do this. There were a lot of people involved. But it was certainly worth everyone’s while,” Housing Authority Executive Director Mike Pucci said over the din of the crowd that packed The Park Alameda complex’s new, sun-soaked community room to chat over plates of catered treats and a jazz band outside.