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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 […]

San José Citywide Standards and Guidelines is a “Model for the State”

Creating Citywide Development Standards Because the San José Citywide Standards and Guidelines creates standards for residential, commercial, and industrial uses for the entire city, Van Meter Williams Pollack had to test all proposed standards for each of use using building prototypes.  With the help of the team, […]

Design revealed for dozens of townhomes at Balboa Reservoir

Source: San Francisco Business Times By Laura Waxmann  –  Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business Times A yearslong effort to transform a 17.6-acre, publicly owned swath of land adjacent to City College of San Francisco into 1,100 new homes has faced many twists and turns, and more than two years after […]

Lessons Learned: Pro Bono Work

Lessons Learned: Pro Bono Work Providing high-quality design services to community organizations in need is an important contribution that we can make as mission-oriented architects in San Francisco. However, design of even the smallest of spaces can have their challenges because of how impactful these places […]

HOPE SF: Rebuild Potrero wins ASLA 2022 Award of Excellence in Urban Design Category

HOPE SF: Rebuild Potrero has won the American Society of Landscape Architects 2022 Award of Excellence in Urban Design Category The HOPE SF: Rebuild Potrero team has been honored by the American Society of Landscape Architects and awarded the 2022 Award of Excellence for Urban Design! We are […]

VMWP is featured in Archinect’s weekly hiring round-up

Archinect recently featured Van Meter Williams Pollack’s job listing in Archinect's weekly job round-up highlighting employment opportunities in Colorado. Full post: Archinect's weekly job round-up Van Meter Williams Pollack is an award-winning multi-disciplinary architecture and urban design firm with offices in San Francisco, Denver, and Minneapolis. We are […]

Luna Vista has received the Structures Award for affordable housing

Mountain View's Luna Vista Apartments are the Business Journal's Structures Awards winner for affordable rate residential project. Source: SVBJ By Danny King – Contributor Sep 27, 2022 Updated Sep 27, 2022, 8:55am PDT Editor’s note: Each year, the Silicon Valley Business Journal presents its Structures Awards, which honor the […]

City approves funding for Terra Bella Avenue affordable housing project

Source: Mountain View Voice ; Author: Malea Martin   The $13.5 million loan will come from the city's Housing Impact fund A rendering of the proposed Terra Bella Apartments. Rendering courtesy city of Mountain View. A proposed affordable housing project on Terra Bella Avenue in Mountain View now has […]

New Renderings For El Cerrito Plaza Development On BART Station

Source: SFYIMBY; Author: Andrew Nelson El Cerrito Plaza aerial view, preliminary rendering of design by Pyatok and Van Meter Williams Pollack.   New renderings have been published along with greater detail about the proposed mixed-use El Cerrito Plaza in Contra Costa County. The project could create as many as 800 homes, […]

Gwinnett commission adopts equity plan for abandoned mall redevelopment

Source: The Atlanta Journal - Constitution ; Author: Alia Malik The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners earlier this month adopted a plan to redevelop Gwinnett Place Mall with equity in mind. In approving the plan submitted by HR&A Advisors, board members agreed to strategies including affordable housing […]

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