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APPROVED! The Architect’s Role in Affordable Housing (Part 2)

Case Study #2: Clark Commons Workforce Housing, Buena Park Maintaining open and two-way communication between project partners, community constituents and City representatives is critical in affordable housing projects. Design solutions should respond to input from not only the developer/client, but also … Continue reading

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APPROVED! The Architect’s Role in Affordable Housing

Case Study #1: Holt Family Apartments in Pomona Regardless of the evidence available demonstrating the benefits of quality affordable housing to a neighborhood, many people still perceive affordable housing as a harbinger of crime and property devaluation. Thus, the evolution … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2014 International Builders’ Show Part 1: How to Be the #1 Selling Community Every Time!

The first workshop I attended at last week’s International Builder’s show was “Understanding & Utilizing Competitive Market Analysis” by Mike Benshoof. Mike summarized his research process and how he used the data to help builders with communities that are struggling … Continue reading

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Front Page News: Green Home Builder Features “The Heights at Loma Vista”

The Heights at Loma Vista is Fresno builder McCaffrey Homes’ most recent home run. This community demonstrates that despite uncertain market conditions, success can be achieved by sticking with a time tested formula: quality + location + affordability = homes … Continue reading

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Arthur Danielian, FAIA, Panelist on Innovative Planning & Design Town Hall Meeting at ULI Fall Conference

The ULI Fall Conference is already here. Long time ULI member, Arthur Danielian, FAIA, will be on the Panel of the “Innovative Planning & Design” Town Hall Meeting on November 6th, Council Day, at 12:30 pm. Open only to members of the Community Development … Continue reading