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San Rafael crews begin building senior affordable housing complex

Source: Marin Independent Journal After years of planning, a land transfer and approvals, construction is underway on the $55.9 million senior services campus and affordable housing site in downtown San Rafael. Vivalon, formerly known as Whistlestop, is working with Eden Housing to bring 67 affordable residences for […]

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

It is a joyous day for the San José Citywide Design Standards and Guidelines team as the project has won the American Planning Association Northern California Chapter Award of Excellence for Urban Design. The APA California Awards Program provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the […]

Community Feature: The Academy of Art University Ethics and Leadership Panel

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco (AAU) hosts a regular Ethics and Leadership panel aimed at inspiring the next generation of architects on various topics. The most recent panel was focused on what it's like to work in Affordable Housing and how that […]

Tubbs Fire survivors hope to return home as Journey’s End breaks ground

5 years later, North Bay wildfire survivors hope to return home as new housing project breaks ground By Cornell Barnard Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:02PM Full story: ABC7 News SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- A milestone in the North Bay, where a new affordable senior housing project is taking […]

Join us for the Grand Opening of Luna Vista Apartments

Alta Housing's Grand Opening of Luna Vista Apartments Please join Alta Housing to celebrate the Grand Opening of Luna Vista Apartments, a 71 unit affordable community near Downtown Mountain View. Welcoming remarks by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Mountain View Mayor Lucas Ramirez, and our partners. Ceremony will be on […]

Balboa Reservoir Master Plan wins ASLA Northern California 2022 design award

Balboa Reservoir Master Plan ASLA Northern California Honor Award – GLS Landscape | Architecture, Van Meter Williams Pollack, and Pyatok ANALYSIS & PLANNING CATEGORY   Project Statement: This project creates an urban, landscape-driven master plan at the 17-acre Balboa Reservoir site. Located adjacent to the San Francisco City […]

Gwinnett Place team releases two proposals for mall redevelopment

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution By Alia Malik The firm planning the redevelopment of Gwinnett Place on Friday released two proposed conceptual designs of the site, a milestone after years of occasionally eccentric dreams for the nearly-abandoned mall’s future. “It’s not going to be a mall anymore,” said Rick Williams, […]

Save the date! HLC: Mythbusting Affordable Housing Costs Part 2

Housing Leadership Council hosts: Mythbusting Affordable Housing Costs Part 2 Van Meter Williams Pollack Thursday, May 12 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Virtual (Zoom Meeting) In the Bay Area, one unit of affordable housing can cost between half to three-quarters of a million dollars to build. Why does it cost […]

Project Feature: Allison Village in Milender White’s newsletter

Allison Village in Arvada, Colorado is featured in Milender White's newsletter Allison Village is an existing 37-unit apartment community constructed in 1980, sitting on a parcel of approximately 2 acres at 5352 Allison Street, Arvada. The site is a half-mile from the Olde Town Arvada commuter […]

The site of the old PT’s strip club on Colfax will house an affordable housing complex that will include childcare

Source: Denverite, Desiree Mathurin “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?” City officials and community stakeholders gathered on a windy Thursday to break ground on the Rose on Colfax, a housing complex on the corner of East Colfax and Valentia […]

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