BRIDGE(ing) the Affordable Housing GapSan Diego County is in the midst of an affordable housing shortage — and more units could be lost as government-aided housing agreements expire over time. And the state of California isn't fairing much better based on a report released by the California Housing Partnership Corporation. BRIDGE Housing, a firm formed in 1983 to address the affordable housing shortage, is doing their part to fill the gap. One of their recent developments, COMM22, is a mixed-use, mixed-income, transit-oriented development located at Commercial and 22nd streets. The development combines much-needed affordable family and senior rental housing with day care facilities, commercial and retail space, affordable townhomes that are currently under development, and future market-rate flats. Set within a blighted urban neighborhood, this redevelopment project is much more than just the building of affordable housing, "it's about building community," said David Alvarez, San Diego City Councilmember for the area. "The site sat…Log In to Read Full Article
A Mill(ion) Dollar Opportunity
The transformed complex has brought millions of dollars in new business investments to the community’s struggling economy. I think what really made this mill redevelopment project was the city’s bold, innovative and courageous strategy in taking the property for back taxes without really knowing what the environmental and other liability… Read more
Waterfront Brownfields 2.0
No longer can politicians talk about rediscovering their city’s neglected waterfront; half a century after cities such as Pittsburgh and Baltimore had their first waterfront redevelopment a trend is well established, growing and adapting to new economics, increased sustainability concerns, and a wide range of community priorities. Place-making, vibrant mixed… Read more
Connect & Conquer!
Timing and luck often factor into the success of brownfield redevelopments, but that does not tell the whole tale. Brownfield projects—even the small ones—are often complex, demanding, frustrating and costly to the communities they are located in. Communities can no longer depend on the responsible parties addressing the sites, they… Read more