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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 […]

Let’s Talk Housing

Join Let's Talk Housing, the 21 communities of San Mateo County, Benjamin Grant formerly of SPUR and Karen Murray of Van Meter Williams Pollack for a conversation on 12/1 about infill housing, design and more. We will discuss how San Mateo County communities can evolve to become even more livable while also becoming more […]

Planning firm with transit expertise selected to lead Gwinnett Place revitalization

Source: Atlanta Business Journal , Grace Donnelly The years-long dream of transforming the former Gwinnett Place Mall into a modern retail center and transit hub is one step closer to reality. The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID) selected planning firm Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.(VHB) to lead […]

Demolition permits filed for 12 structures for Sunnydale HOPE SF, San Francisco

Source: SFYIMBY, Andrew Nelson Demolition permits have been filed for twelve buildings along Sunnydale Avenue as part of Blocks One through Four in the Sunnydale HOPE SF redevelopment plan. The Sunnydale community was originally built during World War Two but has since become one of San Francisco’s most […]

Affordable Housing Planned At 15101 Washington Avenue In San Leandro

Source: SF YIMBY; Author: Palak Japlot 15101 Washington Avenue Site via Google Maps   A new affordable housing project has been proposed at 15101 Washington Avenue in San Leandro. The project proposal includes the development of an apartment complex on a vacant lot near Greenhouse Marketplace. Abode Communities is the […]

Affordable housing project planned for San Leandro

Source: East Bay Times; Author: Peter Hegarty The apartments will be built on a vacant lot near Greenhouse Marketplace SAN LEANDRO — A total of 72 apartments that will be designated as affordable are planned near Greenhouse Marketplace, a project that has gotten City Council support. “Affordable housing […]

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