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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 […]

Luna Vista to be honored with a Structures Affordable Housing Award

We are pleased to announce that Alta Housing's Luna Vista Apartments is the Structures Award winner in the Affordable Housing category from Silicon Valley Business Journal this year. Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Award recognizes the best projects, deals and leases in Silicon Valley. Luna Vista | […]

San José Citywide Design Standards and Guidelines has won the American Planning Association California Chapter Award of Excellence for Urban Design

Amazing news for the San José Citywide Design Standards and Guidelines team as the project has won the American Planning Association California Chapter Award of Excellence for Urban Design. The APA California Awards Program provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the great planning work occurring throughout […]

Community Feature: SFNOMA Project Pipeline

COMMUNITY FEATURE: Did you know that SF NOMA is offering The Project Pipeline Architecture Summer Camp is camp for youth age 11–14 students to learn STEAM skills (Science Technology Engineering Architecture and Math)? The camp is designed to expose youth to the built environment and […]

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 […]

Luna Vista: engineering solutions for a more inclusive community

Source: Building Design + Construction BY APA and THE ENGINEERED WOOD ASSOCIATION  Affordable housing complex uses engineered wood to keep construction costs low, tackle a public predicament and give rise to a stronger, more inclusive community. The Luna Vista complex expands affordable housing options for the residents […]

Architizer, VMWP is a great place to work to “help communities thrive”

Source: Architizer Want To Help Communities Thrive? Apply to Firms That Specialize in Urban Infill Projects Urban infill projects are breathing new life into long-neglected and under-utilized neighborhoods. Browse the Architizer Jobs Board and apply for architecture and design positions at some of the world's best firms. Click here to […]

SF YIMBY- Permanently affordable housing breaks ground at 180 Jones Street, Tenderloin, San Francisco

Source: SF YIMBY BY: PALAK JAPLOT Mayor London N. Breed, representatives from the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and local community leaders recently celebrated the groundbreaking for an affordable housing project at 180 Jones Street in Tenderloin, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the development of 70 […]

180 Jones celebrates groundbreaking permanently affordable homes for the unhoused

Forthcoming 100% affordable housing development will provide 70 new homes for low-income and previously unhoused residents Source: SFMAYOR.ORG San Francisco, CA — Today, Mayor London N. Breed and representatives from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and local community leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of 180 Jones, […]

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