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We toured construction at Montbello’s FreshLo Project, which will be home to families, businesses and a mental health center

Source: Denverite; Author: Desiree Mathurin It’s one of few affordable housing projects that includes many three-bedroom apartments. “It’s a big deal for families.” The future Montbello Freshlo Hub is under construction near the intersection of Peoria Street and Albrook Drive. Feb. 25, 2024. Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite If you […]

Mill Valley approves affordable housing project

Source: Marin Independent Journal; Author: Krissy Waite Mill Valley has approved an 100% affordable housing development for the first time in three decades. The City Council unanimously approved four resolutions on Monday aimed at pushing the project — called Bayfront Terraces — past the finish line. The […]

Report: Gwinnett Place Mall has lost nearly 88 percent of its value

But embattled Duluth property is finally poised for redevelopment, per Gwinnett Place CID leadership Source: Urbanize Atlanta; Author: Josh Green Gwinnett Place Mall has slipped from a regional attraction over the past 20 years into a magnet for unfortunate headlines that’s empty enough for Netflix’s Stranger Things to transform its interiors […]

Year in Review: Weathering changes, Mountain View pushes ahead with housing growth, school agreements and novel technologies

Source: Mountain View Voice; Author: Emily Margaretten Weathering big changes, the city of Mountain View eventually took a shine to 2023. The year started with an onslaught of unexpected challenges, from extreme weather conditions to a housing plan that was not on track to win state approval. But going back to […]

With funding boost, plans advance for redevelopment of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Housing Authority receives $24M grant, submits plans for rebuilding Palo Alto mobile-home park Source: Palo Alto Online; Author: Gennady Sheyner; Homes inside the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto on Feb. 14, 2023. Photo by Magali Gauthier.   For the second time in the past decade, the […]

San Rafael updates fees to support affordable housing

Source: Marin Independent Journal; Author: Adrian Rodriguez Scaffolding covers 3301 Kerner Blvd., which is being converted from an office building to apartments, in San Rafael, Calif., on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.   San Rafael has become the latest Marin city to update the fees it charges developers to […]

El Cerrito proves that carrots, not sticks, create lasting housing solutions

Source: League of California Cities El Cerrito has been a bastion of housing development for decades. The mayor of this bedroom community of 25,000 still remembers when she first encountered the city’s then-unusual stance on housing. Lisa Motoyama approached the city council in 2005 about a […]

Workforce Housing Proposed At 625 Randolph Street In Napa

Source: SF YIMBY Church in Napa , Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. The project is a partnerships between Napa First United Methodist Church, Burbank Housing and Napa Valley Community Housing. (Beth Schlanker / The Press Democrat)   A new residential project has been proposed for development at 625 Randolph […]

Mountain View picks developer to turn safe parking site into dense affordable housing

Source: Mountain View Voice; Author: Emily Margaretten City Council chooses new developer for the site, which could be up to 12 stories tall A rendering of the affordable housing project proposed by Affirmed Housing at 87 E. Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View. Courtesy city of Mountain View. The […]

Condo development eyed for Country Inn Motel site in south Palo Alto

Source: Palo Alto Online     Author: Gennady Sheyner The Toll Brothers project also includes townhomes and accessory dwelling units   The Toll Brothers' proposal for 4345 El Camino Real in Palo Alto would include 67 new dwellings. Rendering courtesy Van Meter Williams Pollack.   A new housing development with 55 […]

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