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No Mall Is An Island: How Gwinnett County Plans To Improve Mobility As It Redevelops Site

Source: Bisnow; Author: John Krukowski Courtesy of Gwinnett Place CID A rendering shows the proposed transformation of Ring Road to accommodate pedestrians, bikes and cars for the Global Villages development. A new strategic plan to revitalize the nearly vacant Gwinnett Place Mall is being hailed as a potential economic boon […]

News Palo Alto school board approves 29-units of subsidized staff housing

Source: Palo Alto Online; Author: Zoe Morgan Members sign off on spending $1.45 million to participate in project   Santa Clara County's proposal for 231 Grant Ave. calls for 110 apartments for teachers and other employees of area school districts. Rendering by Van Meter Williams Pollack LLC.   Years in […]

Pleasanton moving to allow hundreds of homes at Stoneridge Mall

Source: San Francisco Business Times; Author: Sarah Klearman Pleasanton is moving to rezone 18 acres within the 75-acre Stoneridge Mall, pictured here, for housing.   Under state pressure to build more housing, the city of Pleasanton is moving to allow upward of 1,000 homes at city’s flagship retail […]

Design revealed for dozens of townhomes at Balboa Reservoir

Source: San Francisco Business Times By Laura Waxmann  –  Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business Times A yearslong effort to transform a 17.6-acre, publicly owned swath of land adjacent to City College of San Francisco into 1,100 new homes has faced many twists and turns, and more than two years after […]

HOPE SF: Rebuild Potrero wins ASLA 2022 Award of Excellence in Urban Design Category

HOPE SF: Rebuild Potrero has won the American Society of Landscape Architects 2022 Award of Excellence in Urban Design Category The HOPE SF: Rebuild Potrero team has been honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects and awarded the 2022 Award of Excellence for Urban Design! We are […]

City approves funding for Terra Bella Avenue affordable housing project

Source: Mountain View Voice ; Author: Malea Martin   The $13.5 million loan will come from the city's Housing Impact fund A rendering of the proposed Terra Bella Apartments. Rendering courtesy city of Mountain View. A proposed affordable housing project on Terra Bella Avenue in Mountain View now has […]

New Renderings For El Cerrito Plaza Development On BART Station

Source: SFYIMBY; Author: Andrew Nelson El Cerrito Plaza aerial view, preliminary rendering of design by Pyatok and Van Meter Williams Pollack.   New renderings have been published along with greater detail about the proposed mixed-use El Cerrito Plaza in Contra Costa County. The project could create as many as 800 homes, […]

Gwinnett commission adopts equity plan for abandoned mall redevelopment

Source: The Atlanta Journal - Constitution ; Author: Alia Malik The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners earlier this month adopted a plan to redevelop Gwinnett Place Mall with equity in mind. In approving the plan submitted by HR&A Advisors, board members agreed to strategies including affordable housing […]

Senior Housing Project Proposed For S.F.’s St. Mark’s Square

Source: Bisnow  Author: Joseph Gordon John Stewart Development Co. wants to bring a new senior housing complex to St. Mark’s Square in San Francisco, submitting plans for a seven-story property at 1001 Franklin St. on Cathedral Hill. John Stewart Co. and St. Mark’s Square filed the […]

William’s Path to Advocacy

Source: RCD Newsletter Aug 2022 William Goodwin was one of first residents to move into Los Medanos Village in Pittsburg. His new home changed his family’s future and set him a path toward community advocacy. William was born and raised in Oakland, and he was living in […]

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