Articles by Andrew Nelson

The Village SF at 80 Julian Avenue pedestrian view, rendering by PYATOK

The Village SF Among Winners of National Mass Timber Design Competition

Plans for The Village SF Wellness Center is among the five winners of the national 2023 Mass Timber Competition. The contest was run by the Softwood Lumber Board and the USDA Forest Service, focusing on building toward net-zero construction. The five winners will receive a combined $2.2 million. The Village SF, a proposed multi-function community hub for indigenous peoples in San Francisco’s Mission District, is developed by Friendship House, Equity Community Builders, and several Native-led nonprofits.

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Freedom West 2.0 pedestrian view, rendering courtesy project team

Funding Milestone Reached for Redevelopment of Freedom West, San Francisco

A new funding milestone has been announced for Freedom West 2.0, a master plan to right the wrongs of 20th-century urban redevelopment in San Francisco’s Fillmore District. The $27 million secured to date comes a month after a new state bill has created a new pathway to finance the project. The development team includes MacFarlane Partners and Avanath Capital Management.

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