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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 […]

Preliminary SB330 Permits For Moonlite Shopping Center, Santa Clara

Source: SF YIMBY; Author: Andrew Nelson; 2610 El Camino Real, image by Google Satellite New preliminary permits have been filed for the redevelopment of Moonlite Shopping Center in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County. The application states the project could replace the 14.3-acre strip mall at 2610 El Camino Real […]

Montbello FreshLo Hub nearing completion in Denver

Source: CBS News; Author: Justin Adams Watch a video about this project, here!   Montbello's FreshLo Hub is almost complete with the goal of creating 97 affordable housing units in the Denver neighborhood. Construction on the six-floor, community-led development started a little more than a year ago. It comes with […]

Gwinnett County Taps CBRE To Help It Transform The Dead Mall At Its Heart

Source: Bisnow; Author: Ethan Rothstein   Gwinnett Place Mall in suburban Atlanta was one of the sites where Stranger Things' third season was filmed. Four years after Gwinnett County bought a large chunk of Gwinnett Place Mall with the aim of kick-starting its redevelopment, the county has selected a partner to […]

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 […]

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