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Mountain View planning commission unanimously supports Terra Bella affordable housing project

If approved by the City Council, the project could break ground as early as next year, city says Source: Mountain View Voice; Author: Malea Martin A rendering of the proposed affordable housing development on Terra Bella Avenue in Mountain View. Rendering courtesy Alta Housing.   Alta Housing’s 108-unit, 100% affordable […]

No Mall Is An Island: How Gwinnett County Plans To Improve Mobility As It Redevelops Site

Source: Bisnow; Author: John Krukowski Courtesy of Gwinnett Place CID A rendering shows the proposed transformation of Ring Road to accommodate pedestrians, bikes and cars for the Global Villages development. A new strategic plan to revitalize the nearly vacant Gwinnett Place Mall is being hailed as a potential economic boon […]

News Palo Alto school board approves 29-units of subsidized staff housing

Source: Palo Alto Online; Author: Zoe Morgan Members sign off on spending $1.45 million to participate in project   Santa Clara County's proposal for 231 Grant Ave. calls for 110 apartments for teachers and other employees of area school districts. Rendering by Van Meter Williams Pollack LLC.   Years in […]

Pleasanton moving to allow hundreds of homes at Stoneridge Mall

Source: San Francisco Business Times; Author: Sarah Klearman Pleasanton is moving to rezone 18 acres within the 75-acre Stoneridge Mall, pictured here, for housing.   Under state pressure to build more housing, the city of Pleasanton is moving to allow upward of 1,000 homes at city’s flagship retail […]

Moving on up: 2023 VMWP Promotions

Please join us in celebrating our newly promoted colleagues at Van Meter Williams Pollack. With their leadership and dedication to VMWP’s mission, our work has been enriched, our practice has grown, and the connections to the communities we serve has deepened. We are grateful for […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Gwinnett Place Mall as a top suburban project to watch in 2023

Gwinnett Place Mall, other suburban projects are top stories to watch in 2023 Source and full article: Atlantic Business Chronicle By Tyler Wilkins  –  Reporter, Atlanta Business Chronicle Published: Dec 27, 2022 [caption id="attachment_10224" align="alignnone" width="750"] One rendering of a reimagined Gwinnett Place Mall site created by Gwinnett Place CID through the […]

BART seeks feedback on accessibility for housing developments at Berkeley, El Cerrito stations

[caption id="attachment_10201" align="alignnone" width="720"] Source: FOX 2 KTVU[/caption] EL CERRITO, Calif. - BART is seeking public feedback through Jan. 8 on the draft corridor access plan for the planned housing developments at three stations in Berkeley and El Cerrito. The online open house is the third and […]

Lessons Learned: The Mock Up

Lessons Learned: The Mock Up The Vitalia Apartments team was reminded of the value of the onsite freestanding mock-up. VMWP and RHD were present to watch the installation of the rough opening waterproofing by Cahill. A particular thank you goes to RDH Building Science, Inc who reviewed […]

Project Feature: Celebrating San José Citywide Design Standards and Guidelines

VMWP worked with the City of San José to combine three separate documents for residential, commercial, and industrial design standards and guidelines into one user-friendly interactive resource. The document will shape San José's development for the next 30 years, including commercial, industrial, and residential building […]

Bell Street Gardens’ new funding gap

Source: The Mercury News New funding gap found in Fremont affordable housing project Homelessness has increased in Fremont by 68% since 2019 By MARTHA BRENNAN | | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 23, 2022 at 5:49 p.m. | UPDATED: November 28, 2022 at 4:50 a.m. FREMONT – The city of Fremont has opened up its […]

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