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Laurel at Perennial Park: Rebuilding Hope and Senior Active Living within Resilient Community

Take a moment to watch the moving story of Laurel at Perennial Park and the many who were dedicated to rebuilding hope from tragedy after the Journeys End Mobile Home Park was destroyed by the Tubb's Fire in 2017. Several of those that made Laurel possible […]

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 […]

VMWP’s Rick Williams at ICSC Monterey to Discuss Mall Conversions

Evolving Retail Environments & Experiences - Redevelopment and Transformation of Shopping Centers and Malls Tuesday March 26, 2024 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Location: De Anza Ballroom As traditional shopping centers and malls are reimagined to new concepts like regional open-air lifestyle centers with blended uses, this panel discussion […]

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 […]

New senior housing project on former Journey’s End site opens 6 years after Tubbs Fire

The opening of the project marks a milestone in Santa Rosa’s recovery six years after the Tubbs Fire and was celebrated by regional officials and housing advocates Friday as a testament to the community’s resiliency. Author: PAULINA PINEDA Source: THE PRESS DEMOCRAT [caption id="attachment_11508" align="alignnone" width="720"] Shelley Silva […]

APA MN: Andrew Faulkner Presents Wayzata Urban Design Standards

Andrew Faulkner, Associate Architect | Urban Designer, will be presenting at American Planning Association Minnesota: Urban Design Standards: Theory vs. Practice in the City of Wayzata (1 CM) 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Description The City of Wayzata implemented a set of design standards in 2021 that affect nearly every major […]

Gwinnett Mall Conversion: Prioritizing Mobility

Moving Gwinnett Forward: Why The County And Gwinnett Place CID Are Prioritizing Mobility Source: Biznow July 19, 2023 Gwinnett Place CID John Krukowski, Studio B Writer [caption id="attachment_10980" align="alignnone" width="720"] Courtesy of Gwinnett Place CID -Plans include improvements to walkability and bikeability in the area.[/caption] Georgia’s Gwinnett County may have a famously inactive shopping […]

Mayor Breed, Balboa Reservoir is an example of revitalization

Breed asks University of California to consider opening downtown San Francisco campus Source: SFGATE By Alec Regimbal [caption id="attachment_11000" align="alignright" width="300"] San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks onstage during the 2022 Essence Festival of Culture at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2022, in New Orleans. […]

Westminster’s Redeveloped Mall Taking Shape in a Growing Corridor

Author: Robert Davis, Bisnow Denver  Source: Bisnow More than 10 years after the Westminster Mall’s closure, the city’s efforts to take the unusual step of acting as developer on the property’s reimagining is bearing fruit. With new retail openings, a hotel and hundreds of residences, the project began […]

Planning Commission to discuss 360-apartment complex proposed for Stoneridge Mall property

Project location was part of prior Housing Element by Christian Trujano / Source: Pleasanton Weekly Uploaded: Wed, Feb 22, 2023, 5:29 am 0 [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="617"] An artist rendering of the proposed 360-unit apartment project to be developed at the Stoneridge Shopping Center. (Image courtesy City of Pleasanton)[/caption] The Pleasanton Planning Commission […]

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