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Fairfax Victory Village Approved!

Victory Village a 54 unit affordable senior housing development has been approved by the Town of Fairfax. "This is the largest development approved in Fairfax in over 35 years” noted the Mayor, as the Council was approving the development unanimously and with complete support of the […]

St Joseph’s Wins CNU Charter Award

Van Meter Williams Pollack won a CNU Charter Award for the redevelopment of the landmark former St. Joseph’s convent in Oakland, California into affordable housing.Says CNU, "The unique character of St. Joseph’s provides a strong sense of place in Fruitvale, Oakland. Five historic buildings, dramatic trees, and […]

Rebuild Potrero HOPE SF Wins Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication Award

VMWP and GLS's Rebuild Potrero HOPE SF project just won a Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication Merit Award.Read More on asla-ncc.orgRebuild Potrero is a 38-acre redevelopment site on the steep south facing slope of Potrero Hill. 606 units of aging federally owned public housing will be replaced […]

ConnectOakland Grassroots Effort Led by VMWP’s Christopher Sensenig

VMWP's Chris Sensenig and Andrew Faulkner founded ConnectOakland.org to help shape the future of the I-980 freeway, which currently divides West Oakland from Downtown. “ConnectOakland is reimagining I-980 as a multi-way boulevard that will continue to move traffic through the city, but also create a new gateway to Oakland, and […]

Market Hall Now Open in VMWP’s 2175 Market Street

San Francisco's Upper Market district is now home to the latest market hall concept to touch down in the Bay Area. The hall, called Myriad, is a 4,000-square-foot market space at 2175 Market Street."Rather than a glorified food hall, the inspiration for the project comes from places […]

Rebuild Potrero EIR/EIS Certified

In December our Potrero Hope SF Project, www.rebuildpotrero.com for BRIDGE Housing hit a great milestone. The San Francisco Planning Commission certified the joint EIR/EIS! Thank you to all those involved.Rebuild Potrero is a project of BRIDGE Housing Corporation and HOPE SF to redevelop the Potrero Terrace and […]

Grand Opening of Arboleda Apartments

The grand opening of Arboleda Apartments, which provides 48 affordable homes to low-income families and people with special needs, will be held May 14 at 10:30am. Satellite Affordable Housing Associates is the Project Developer.The homes are a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments […]

A better plan for the other side of the tracks…

Our Congress for the New Urbanism inaugural Legacy Charrettes was just featured on BetterCities.net. Click on the image to check out our work to build on Garland's downtown investments.http://bettercities.net/article/better-plan-other-side-tracks-21564 […]

Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health

A story broadcast on NPR discussing the correlation between improved housing and better health features Terraza Palmera at St. Joseph's and Potrero HOPE SF Master Plan. Faiza Ayesh giggles with delight as she describes her brand-new two-bedroom apartment in Oakland, Calif. She shares her home with her husband and […]

AIA San Francisco 2014 Honor Award Winner St. Joseph’s Redevelopment

St. Joseph’s Redevelopment has won a 2014 AIA San Francisco Design Honor Award for Historic Preservation. In existence for nearly half a century, AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program celebrates outstanding achievements in architecture and design. BRIDGE Housing is the developer.AIASF will host the 2014 […]
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