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Mountain View picks developer to turn safe parking site into dense affordable housing

Source: Mountain View Voice; Author: Emily Margaretten City Council chooses new developer for the site, which could be up to 12 stories tall A rendering of the affordable housing project proposed by Affirmed Housing at 87 E. Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View. Courtesy city of Mountain View. The […]

Healdsburg inks affordable housing deal

Source: Northern California Public Media; Author: Marc Albert Conceptual rendering of plans for 155 Dry Creek Rd.   After a generation in limbo, some affordable housing may be on the way to Healdsburg. The four-story, L-shaped modernist apartment block would rise on a vacant lot between the 101 freeway […]

Affordable Housing For 180 Jones Street, Tenderloin, San Francisco

Source: SF YIMBY By: ANDREW NELSON Construction has topped out with facade installation complete for the nine-story residential infill at 180 Jones Street in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. The development replaced a surface parking lot with 70 units of affordable housing. The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation is the project sponsor. 180 Jones Street, image by […]

Jamilla Afandi is a Paul W. Welch, Jr. 2023 ARE Scholarship Recipient

AIA California has announced that eight designers pursuing licensure are Paul W. Welch, Jr. 2023 ARE scholarship recipients (Sacramento, California)—The California Architectural Foundation is delighted to announce the eight recipients of this year’s Paul W. Welch, Jr. ARE Scholarship awards. Awarded to designers in pursuit of licensure […]

A+C Festival ’23: Islais Place Affordable Housing in the Excelsior District

Join us for a tour of Islais Place at 4840 Mission Street Part of the 20th Annual Architecture + the City Festival collection AIA San Francisco & The Center for Architecture + Design will tour Islais Place at 4840 Mission Street, will be one of the first major affordable […]

SAP Feature: Energize Denver

By: Chelsea Clark Denver is initiating a new performance driven energy code called Energize Denver starting this October 2023. Energize Denver will require existing buildings, over 25,000 SF, to meet incremental Site Energy Use Intensity (EUI) benchmarks - 2024, 2027, 2030 - then maintain the 2030 […]

Affordable housing for teachers breaks ground at 231 Grant in Palo Alto

2 Bay Area counties join forces to build more affordable housing for teachers By Jesse Gary Source: KTVU FOX 2 New affordable housing site coming to Palo Alto Officials for the South Bay and Peninsula on Tuesday took another step in helping educators find affordable housing. PALO ALTO, Calif, - Officials for the […]

Gwinnett Mall Conversion: Prioritizing Mobility

Moving Gwinnett Forward: Why The County And Gwinnett Place CID Are Prioritizing Mobility Source: Biznow July 19, 2023 Gwinnett Place CID John Krukowski, Studio B Writer [caption id="attachment_10980" align="alignnone" width="720"] Courtesy of Gwinnett Place CID -Plans include improvements to walkability and bikeability in the area.[/caption] Georgia’s Gwinnett County may have a famously inactive shopping […]

San Rafael invests in 3301 Kerner office conversion to affordable housing

By ADRIAN RODRIGUEZ | Source: Marin Independent Journal San Rafael is earmarking $1.45 million to preserve affordable rental homes and create apartments for the homeless. The City Council voted 4-0 to approve a resolution on Monday to authorize the expenditure. The money came from the city’s Affordable Housing Trust […]

Mayor Breed, Balboa Reservoir is an example of revitalization

Breed asks University of California to consider opening downtown San Francisco campus Source: SFGATE By Alec Regimbal [caption id="attachment_11000" align="alignright" width="300"] San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks onstage during the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2022, in New Orleans. […]

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