Agrihood central amenities, rendering by Steingberg Hart

Permits Filed for Senior Housing at 76 North Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara Agrihood

New building permits have been filed to construct a four-story senior housing building and community center at 70 and 76 North Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara. These addresses are part of the multi-building mixed-use development dubbed Santa Clara Agrihood. The City entered a private-public partnership with Core Companies to construct 1.5 acres of agriculture connected to 361 homes, of which the City will sell 181 as affordable.

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2239 Wellesley Street Palo Alto

Renderings Revealed For 2239-41 Wellesley Street, Palo Alto

Development permits were submitted, anticipating the approval of an apartment building on 2239 Wellesley Street in College Terrace, Palo Alto. The project proposal includes constructing twenty-four units in a three-story apartment building on two adjacent lots at 2239 and 2241 Wellesley Street. The new construction, Wellesley Housing, will replace the existing two single-family homes. The project proposes thirteen studios and eleven one-bedroom apartments in the building that will rise to a three-story height.

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Jasper at 45 Lansing Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Number 50: Jasper at 45 Lansing Street, SoMa, San Francisco

Coming in as the fiftieth tallest tower in the Bay Area built or planned is Jasper, a prominent building along the San Francisco skyline perched on Rincon Hill. The 430-foot tower at 45 Lansing Street, SoMa, was completed in 2016 by Miami-based Crescent Heights and then purchased in the summer of 2019 by Northwestern Mutual for $306 million. The development was made possible by San Francisco’s 2005 Rincon Hill Plan, a neighborhood-focused zoning program that helped pave the way for many of the towers on our list to offer housing in the Central Business District.

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The Land Park neighborhood, a single-family zoned neighborhood separated from Downtown Sacramento by a wide-laned freeway specifically mentioned by the city Mayor, image via Google Street View

Sacramento City Council Votes to Change Single-Family Zoning

The Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a draft plan to change the city’s exclusive zoning for single-unit households. Starting December of 2022, the city will allow the construction of single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in areas that are currently zoned for single-unit homes only. The City Council voted 8-0 in approval, taking inspiration from the cities of Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon.

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