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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 […]

Project Feature: New APA case study – Luna Vista at 950 El Camino Real

Source: APA Engineering Solutions for a More Inclusive Community A California nonprofit creatively incorporates engineered wood into a new, affordable housing complex to keep costs low, tackle a public predicament and give rise to a stronger, more inclusive community. A housing crunch was mounting in the City of […]

Big news: Tim Van Meter is retiring

We have big news. Tim Van Meter, a founder of Van Meter Williams Pollack, is beginning a new adventure which some might call retirement but Tim calls an "Activation". Tim will begin his “Activation” with several passion projects that will become his primary focus in […]

VMWP Denver’s current affordable housing work

VMWP plans, designs and builds a wide variety of affordable housing from high-density urban communities to small-lot single-family housing. Our work has received numerous design awards in national and local design competitions. As cost and quality of life are primary concerns in our housing, we […]

Staff Feature: Elitsa Shepherd and Elaine Uang present “Residential Units Trilogy”

At its core VMWP believes in the “learn one, learn all” philosophy. Our very own Elitsa Shepherd and Elaine Uang led a three-part lunch and learn called the “Residential Units Trilogy” that covered just about everything we needed to know about designing residential units. The […]

Project Homekey converts underutilized office space into housing for people experiencing homelessness

Source: Marin Independent Journal In July 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he was making available $600 million to fund to purchase and conversion of hotels, apartment buildings and other structures for use as permanent housing for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The initiative was a […]

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 […]

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