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Wayzata Design Standards

DESCRIPTION Wayzata was once an ordinary small town in an extraordinary location on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka. In the past two generations the town has been enveloped by the suburbanization of the West Metro. In response to these trends, the Wayzata Comprehensive Plan sought […]

Luna Vista

Description Luna Vista, 950 W El Camino Real is a new 71 unit affordable housing community in Mountain View. The 100% affordable housing project will comprise independent living for a mix of single- and two-person households earning between 50% and 70% of the area median income. […]

Balboa Reservoir

Description The Balboa Reservoir neighborhood will be a diverse and inclusive mixed-income community that brings together residents and neighbors around the new Reservoir Park. Landscape and architecture will work together to connect residents to the natural setting and to link the surrounding commercial, residential and institutional […]

180 Jones

DESCRIPTION 180 Jones, located in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, provides 70 units of affordable housing with a range of incomes including formerly homeless residents, 40% AMI and 80% AMI. The 9 story project includes a tenant lobby, property management with 24 hour desk clerk, […]

32nd & Shoshone Affordable Housing

Description 32nd & Shoshone is a .77 acre, 53 family oriented dwelling redevelopment of an obsolete 10 unit urban public housing project. The site is located within the Lower Highlands neighborhood, a mixed used urban district. The site is reorganized as a secure urban block with […]

Walnut Creek North Downtown Specific Plan

Description The North Downtown Specific Plan covers a dynamic, growing extension of Downtown Walnut Creek. Its notable uses include auto sales and services, contemporary residential developments, Target, and the Golden Triangle office complex. This spectrum of uses capitalize on the area’s close proximity to both the […]

San Jose Design Standards and Guidelines

DESCRIPTION Covering 180 square miles, San José is the largest city in the Bay Area, extending from the San Francisco Bay to the Santa Clara Valley foothills. San José is composed of diverse communities spread across a well-established mix of residential, commercial, and industrial uses; public […]

Sunnydale Hope SF Master Plan

DESCRIPTION The Sunnydale community, originally built as a visionary housing solution for wartime ship builders, is now a dilapidated assembly of disconnected buildings. Its leftover spaces are difficult to police and difficult to access. The new Sunnydale will be redeveloped incrementally to create a network of […]

Balboa, Building E

Description Building E is part of the Balboa Reservoir neighborhood, a diverse and inclusive mixed-income community that brings together residents and neighbors around the new Reservoir Park. Building E is one of many buildings in a new master plan being realized at the Balboa Reservoir in […]

Rebuild Potrero SFHA Master Plan

DESCRIPTION The Potrero Housing Authority site is located on the edge of Potrero Hill, a steep site with dramatic views of the city and the San Francisco Bay. The transformation of this obsolete public housing site reconnects the street grid with a series of blocks similar to the surrounding […]

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