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SAP Feature: 2023 DDX Summary

For three decades, Van Meter Williams Pollack has understood the responsibility we have as architects to design for a healthier future and has implemented trusted sustainable practices throughout our projects. Being a 57-person firm, many individuals have taken time to earn professional credentials in sustainability […]

Affordable San Jose homes may rise at Willow Glen restaurant site

  Nearly 100 homes are being eyed in bustling neighborhood By GEORGE AVALOS | gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group Full Article: The Mercury News SAN JOSE — Nearly 100 affordable homes could replace a shuttered restaurant perched on the site of the banks of a river in San Jose’s bustling Willow Glen […]

Preliminary SB330 Permits For Moonlite Shopping Center, Santa Clara

Source: SF YIMBY; Author: Andrew Nelson; 2610 El Camino Real, image by Google Satellite New preliminary permits have been filed for the redevelopment of Moonlite Shopping Center in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County. The application states the project could replace the 14.3-acre strip mall at 2610 El Camino Real […]

Join Us! AIASF Talk and Tour Islais Place

Join us for an informative talk and tour of Islais Place, one of the newest affordable housing projects in San Francisco by Van Meter Williams Pollack and BRIDGE Housing. Situated in the Excelsior district, this mixed-use building marks a significant development in the area after […]

VMWP at ULI Minnesota: Rehab Realities Roundtable – Unlocking Potential in Small Properties

Join industry leaders: Laura Shagalov from VMWP, Kali Terr, Drew Shim, Ben Miles, and Matthew Ramadan on March, 7 from 2-4:30 at MSR Design to explore the opportunities and risks of small-scale rehabilitation projects in Minnesota. Calling all aspiring developers and future landlords! Ditch the bulldozers and […]

Renderings Revealed For Buena Vista Commons At 3980 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

  Source: YIMBY BY: ANDREW NELSON   New renderings have been revealed for the affordable housing redevelopment of the Buena Vista Village at 3980 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The plan offers replacement housing for residents of the city’s only mobile home park as part of the […]

The Rose on Colfax opened up in the East Colfax neighborhood, bringing affordable housing and childcare

The new complex replaced an old strip club that closed down in 2016. From exotic dancers to blighted structures, the corner of East Colfax and Valentia Street has seen some things. Now, families and children will be the familiar sight at the intersection. Source: Denverite By: Desiree Mathurin  Kevin J. […]

Denver affordable housing complex with childhood learning center on Colfax celebrates grand opening

Source: Denver 7 By: Sam Peña DENVER, Colo — The City of Denver celebrated the grand opening of The Rose on Colfax on Wednesday. The affordable housing complex also comes with a childcare center. Denver Mayor Mike Johnston joined Gov. Jared Polis along with several other speakers at the […]

The need for farmworker housing and 555 Kelly Avenue in the San Francisco Chronicle

A year after Half Moon Bay mass shooting, farmworkers still waiting for better housing Source: San Francisco Chronicle By Jessica Flores [caption id="attachment_11824" align="alignnone" width="720"] Amairani Cortes walks to the gate at California Terra Garden in Half Moon Bay on Jan. 26, 2023, days after the mass shooting […]

555 Kelly in Half Moon Bay gets $2 Million for farmworker housing

Half Moon Bay gets $2M for farmworker housing By Mark Sayre Source: Half Moon Bay, KTVU FOX 2 It has been a tough year in the coastal community Half Moon Bay – still reeling from a shooting in January that left seven farmworkers dead. That shooting prompted calls for […]

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