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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 […]

At long last, game plan emerges for Gwinnett Place Mall’s rebirth

Source: Urbanize Atlanta  Author: Josh Green Polished, residential-heavy concept called “Global Villages” comes into focus, in hopes of creating the Gwinnett Place To Be After a slow death that’s dragged across two decades, the clearest vision to date for a Gwinnett Place Mall rebirth has arrived. Ten months […]

Condo development eyed for Country Inn Motel site in south Palo Alto

Source: Palo Alto Online     Author: Gennady Sheyner The Toll Brothers project also includes townhomes and accessory dwelling units   The Toll Brothers' proposal for 4345 El Camino Real in Palo Alto would include 67 new dwellings. Rendering courtesy Van Meter Williams Pollack.   A new housing development with 55 […]

Former East Colfax strip club property becoming affordable housing

Source: Westword ; Conor McCormick-Cavanagh [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1320"] A lot that once housed a strip joint will soon become affordable housing. Courtesy of Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP.[/caption] The development of a former strip club at 8315 East Colfax Avenue lays bare the changes in this […]

Ella Rohlffs Place, affordable infill housing featured on SocketSite

Source: SocketSite   Plans for a 7-story building to rise up to 75 feet in height upon the St. Mark’s Square and Martin Luther Tower parking lot parcels which front Ellis Street, between Franklin and Gough, have been drawn. As designed by Van Meter Williams Pollack for the […]

VMWP is presenting all-electric affordable housing at the Zero Carbon Retreat

Van Meter Williams Pollack's Laura Shagalov, Pam Goode, and Elaine Uang will be presenting a session on "Case Studies of All-Electric Bay Area Midrise Affordable Housing Construction" at the Redwood Energy's 12th Zero Carbon Retreat! The retreat is on January 27th and 28th, 10am - […]

Santa Clara County wins $22 million to turn hotel into homeless housing

State Homekey grant will transform the Bella Vista Inn Source: The Mercury News, Marisa Kendall SANTA CLARA — The Bella Vista Inn soon will be transformed into much-needed housing for homeless residents, thanks to a $22 million state grant announced Thursday. The project is the latest in a […]

Tenants will be moving into Mountain View’s new affordable housing project this week

Luna Vista's 70 apartments on El Camino Real includes 15 units for adults with developmental disabilities Source: Mountain View Voice , Kevin Forestieri The Luna Vista apartments on El Camino Real in Mountain View. Photo by Magali Gautheir.   Wet paint, heavy equipment and exposed wiring still fill the […]

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