News, Awards, and Features

San Francisco welcomes first LGBT senior housing

Source: SF Curbed Posted by Breanna Reeves | Thursday, June 22, 2017 “In a city that is in some ways very youth-focused, it’s nice to have a home that’s specifically about seniors.” As a dearth of affordable housing continues to plague San Francisco, the Mayor’s Office of Housing has […]

St Joseph’s Wins CNU Charter Award

Van Meter Williams Pollack won a CNU Charter Award for the redevelopment of the landmark former St. Joseph’s convent in Oakland, California into affordable housing. Says CNU, "The unique character of St. Joseph’s provides a strong sense of place in Fruitvale, Oakland. Five historic buildings, dramatic trees, and […]

Aura of history at old college buildings in SF

Source: San Francisco Chronicle Posted by John King | March 22, 2017  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Richard Smallcomb views murals that were altered in previous developments inside the restored Richardson Hall on Laguna Street in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Smallcomb was among the first residents […]

Potrero Hill’s biggest housing project starts with plenty of hope

Source: San Francisco Chronicle J.K. Dineen | Saturday, January 28, 2017   Without so much as a press release or ceremonial groundbreaking, the biggest housing project in the history of Potrero Hill got under way this week on a weedy lot on the southwest corner of 25th and […]

Del Corazon will bring 197 affordable apartments to Westwood neighborhood

Source: The Denver Post  Posted by Joe Vaccarelli | Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7-building complex should be complete by first quarter of 2018 A $40 million project now under construction will bring 197 affordable apartments to Denver’s Westwood neighborhood by the first quarter of 2018. The 4.5-acre Del Corazon […]

Rebuild Potrero HOPE SF Wins Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication Award

VMWP and GLS's Rebuild Potrero HOPE SF project just won a Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication Merit Award. Read More on Rebuild Potrero is a 38-acre redevelopment site on the steep south facing slope of Potrero Hill. 606 units of aging federally owned public housing will be replaced […]

Market Hall Now Open in VMWP’s 2175 Market Street

San Francisco's Upper Market district is now home to the latest market hall concept to touch down in the Bay Area. The hall, called Myriad, is a 4,000-square-foot market space at 2175 Market Street. "Rather than a glorified food hall, the inspiration for the project comes from places […]

Rebuild Potrero EIR/EIS Certified

In December our Potrero Hope SF Project, for BRIDGE Housing hit a great milestone. The San Francisco Planning Commission certified the joint EIR/EIS! Thank you to all those involved. Rebuild Potrero is a project of BRIDGE Housing Corporation and HOPE SF to redevelop the Potrero Terrace and […]

Grand Opening of Arboleda Apartments

The grand opening of Arboleda Apartments, which provides 48 affordable homes to low-income families and people with special needs, will be held May 14 at 10:30am. Satellite Affordable Housing Associates is the Project Developer. The homes are a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments […]

Westlake Urban Interview with Rick Williams and Karen Murray of VMWP

Westlake Urban recently sat down with Rick Williams and Karen Murray, partners at Van Meter Williams Pollack, to talk about how their innovative approach to design and architecture enhances communities. Van Meter Williams Pollack is an award-winning architecture and urban design firm based in San Francisco […]