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Category: Sustainable Communities

Sustainably designed Palm Springs ‘Agrihood’ unveils high-design social center

Miralon, the sustainably designed “agrihood” community in Palm Springs, has unveiled its extensive new amenity center: Miralon Club. Some of the world’s leading design influencers collaborated on Miralon Club. The architecture is by Robert Hidey Architects, (RHA) which also helped conceive Miralon’s progressive plan transforming the golf course, as well as the community’s overall design guidelines. 

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Pease Park in Austin, Texas

To establish a comprehensive approach for the park’s rehabilitation, preservation, and the enhancement of its cultural, recreational, and natural features, Pease Park Conservancy hired Clayton Korte in 2014 to design a Master Plan for the park with urban planning and landscape architecture firm Wallace, Roberts & Todd.

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Affordable housing development is currently under construction in Santa Clara, California

Construction is underway on a new 100% affordable-housing community developed by St. Anton Communities in Santa Clara, California. The transit-oriented development is situated on 1.22 acres and located within the City’s Tasman East Specific Plan area. The sustainable, six-story residential community, designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, prioritizes public transit and provides an efficient and connected living environment for the area’s lower-income workforce.

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Construction commences on award-winning tower The Wedge

The Wedge, a sustainable new residential tower by Cox Developments in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has commenced construction. The highly sustainable development was designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, with numerous eco-friendly elements like water conservation, active on-site power generation, sustainable materials, natural ventilation, daylighting, and strategic sun control to name a few.  The Wedge will also offer ground-floor commercial space.  The development was designed by San Diego and Vancouver-based AVRP Skyport and is being built by Blackrete Builders Inc.  Construction commenced August 1 2020, and is anticipated to be complete early 2023.

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DUMBO’S Front & York rises to the Brooklyn skyline

Front & York, mixed-use development in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, recently celebrated its official topping out, with each of its two residential towers reaching 21 stories. Designed by architect Morris Adjmi, the development has views of the neighborhood’s Historic District, the East River and the entire Manhattan skyline from the Statue of Liberty up to the skyscrapers of Midtown. Front & York’s development is centered on one of the city’s largest private parks, a 25,000-square-foot space designed by Michael Van Valkenburg Associates.

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$25.4 million award to Santa Ana’s Legacy Square helps bring affordable TOD apartments

In June, the California Strategic Growth Council approved a $25.4 million award to bring Legacy Square in Santa Ana, CA to fruition.  Designed by SVA Architects, the property located at 609 N. Spurgeon Street is owned by the Santa Ana United Methodist Church.  The Church teamed with National CORE, the City of Santa Ana, and Mercy House to deliver much-needed affordable housing to the downtown area. 

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