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Affordable San Jose homes may rise at Willow Glen restaurant site

  Nearly 100 homes are being eyed in bustling neighborhood By GEORGE AVALOS | gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group Full Article: The Mercury News SAN JOSE — Nearly 100 affordable homes could replace a shuttered restaurant perched on the site of the banks of a river in San Jose’s bustling Willow Glen […]

Urban Designers Andrew Faulkner and Rick Williams presenting at APA NPC24

Adopting Objective Design Standards to Streamline Development Approvals   Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM CT Location: Ballroom A, CM | .75 When combined with a robust process of engagement and community goal-setting, Objective Design Standards provide a uniquely flexible opportunity to establish effective regulations […]

79-unit affordable housing complex opens in West San Jose

The grand opening ribbon cutting of the Vitalia Apartments was attended by San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan, city and county officials, politicians, and organizations advocating for low income housing. This all-electric, $67M, 5-story over one level of below-grade parking, 79 unit development of affordable housing […]

Redwood City Council approves over $4.3M in loans for affordable housing project

Source: RWC Pulse By Joshua Picazo 1304 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD. Courtesy city of Redwood City The Redwood City Council approved more than $4.3 million in funding for constructing a new affordable housing project at 1304 Middlefield Road on Feb. 12. Last year, Redwood City approved applications for the construction of […]

Join Us! AIASF Talk and Tour Islais Place

Join us for an informative talk and tour of Islais Place, one of the newest affordable housing projects in San Francisco by Van Meter Williams Pollack and BRIDGE Housing. Situated in the Excelsior district, this mixed-use building marks a significant development in the area after […]

VMWP’s Rick Williams at ICSC Monterey to Discuss Mall Conversions

Evolving Retail Environments & Experiences - Redevelopment and Transformation of Shopping Centers and Malls Tuesday March 26, 2024 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Location: De Anza Ballroom As traditional shopping centers and malls are reimagined to new concepts like regional open-air lifestyle centers with blended uses, this panel discussion […]

Victoria’s New Home at Victory Village

Source: RCD Newsletter March 2024 Four years ago, Victoria received a notice from her landlord that her rent was increasing by $250 and that is the moment when her struggles began. The increase was more than she could manage with her car payment and the vet […]

VMWP at ULI Minnesota: Rehab Realities Roundtable – Unlocking Potential in Small Properties

Join industry leaders: Laura Shagalov from VMWP, Kali Terr, Drew Shim, Ben Miles, and Matthew Ramadan on March, 7 from 2-4:30 at MSR Design to explore the opportunities and risks of small-scale rehabilitation projects in Minnesota. Calling all aspiring developers and future landlords! Ditch the bulldozers and […]

Renderings Revealed For Buena Vista Commons At 3980 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

  Source: YIMBY BY: ANDREW NELSON   New renderings have been revealed for the affordable housing redevelopment of the Buena Vista Village at 3980 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The plan offers replacement housing for residents of the city’s only mobile home park as part of the […]

Community Feature: Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA)

COMMUNITY  FEATURE: The Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA) Knowledge Community connects designers, students and newly licensed architects for networking, volunteer opportunities and social events. BAYA events are open to everyone engaged in the AEC industry. They welcome all non-licensed professionals and architects that have been […]

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