The largest affordable housing project in Berkeley opened its doors last week with an official ceremony for the Berkeley Way Apartments at 2012 Berkeley Way. The event launched the opening of low-income and permanent supportive units and the Hope Center, which now provides supportive services for residents and the community in the downtown urban center, with BART and AC Transit both nearby. The project is a joint venture with BRIDGE Housing and BFHP.
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While facade installation is finishing up for Mission Bay Block 9, construction has officially started for the fully-affordable condominiums at Block 9A in Mission Bay, San Francisco. Both projects will bring new affordable housing to the city. Block 9 is dedicated to formerly homeless individuals, and Block 9A will sell 148 affordable condominiums opening by 2024.
Renderings have been revealed for an eight-story residential infill for 160 Freelon Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The project, also addressed as 639 Bryant Street, would replace a vacant building and surface parking with 85 units of affordable housing. Related Companies is the project developer collaborating with the City and County of San Francisco. Groundbreaking is expected in 2024.
Plans have been revealed for a new Squash sporting facility at 3422 Elm Street on Pill Hill, Oakland. The project will create nine squash courts, classrooms, and a gathering area to be managed by the local non-profit, SquashDrive. Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects will be responsible for the design.
Branagh Construction has topped out for Arya, an eight-story residential infill at 500 Almaden Boulevard in Downtown San Jose. The project is being developed by Satellite Affordable Housing Associates, a non-profit organization based in Berkeley with projects across the Bay Area. The building is expected to add 87 homes for families and artists.