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Facts Fiction or Realities at Housing Crisis Think Tank

Facts, Fiction and Realities of the Housing Crisis in the Sacramento area was presented to ULI Members by Lynsi Anderson of The Gregory Group, Ellen Martin with EPS and Bonnie Chiu of The New Home Company. This timely topic is a top priority for ULI Sacramento with additional programs rolling out later this year. You can access a copy of the powerpoint by going to the dropbox link below: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h8sfj52j6k6kggv/ULIHousing_ThinkTank_oct.pdf?dl=0  

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Small & Smart Living: 19J Project focus of Think Tank

ULI Member, Nikky Mohanna, Principal of Mohanna Development, spoke about the millennial motivation and social impact philosophy behind her 19J project in midtown. With rising rents and the increasing lack of affordability in the urban grid, 19J intends to provide “small and smart” units that meet the needs of the young, urban workforce. “This is such a crucial project in terms of addressing the affordability issue we’re seeing in midtown,” said Ms. Mohanna.  “The vision is to provide housing for our young workforce.” At 11 stories tall and 175 units, … Read More

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EIFD’s topic of Members Think Tank

Recently approved legislation enhanced the features of previously little-used Infrastructure Financing Districts.  How effective is this mechanism today? David Zehnder and Jamie Gomes, both Principals with EPS and esteemed land use attorney, Joseph Coomes, talked about alternative strategies which would not necessarily require reliance on state legislation and could be combined in appropriate situations with AB2 and EIFDs.  See the links below for the resources reviewed at the session. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB2, which will allow local governments to create Community Revitalization & Investment Authorities (CRIAs) a … Read More

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Promise Zone topic at August Think Tank Series for Members

Tyrone Roderick Williams, Director of Development at the SHRA, and who also directs the real estate development and project financing activities for SHRA, Sacramento County Housing Authority, the City of Sacramento and Sacramento County provided ULI members with an overview on the new Promise Zone designation for Sacramento. In April, 2015, HUD announced that Sacramento had received a Promise Zone designation. This designation will create a partnership between federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of Sacramento’s most … Read More

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Achieving California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals: Recap on January Think Tank

Allison Jose, Deputy Director at California’s Strategic Growth Council, was our keynote speaker at the Members January Think Tank session with a focus on “Cap and Trade – Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Programs for 2015.” The State Budget appropriated $830 million in 2014-15 for reduction of greenhouse gases through: Cleaner Transportation and Sustainable Development; Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy, Natural Resource and Solid Waste diversion. Strategic investment of these proceeds furthers the goals of AB 32 by reducing GHG emissions, providing net GHG sequestration, and supporting the long-term, transformative efforts … Read More

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The Warren project one of the first modular projects in the region

January’s Think Tank featured an overview on The Warren project with guest speakers Developer Ron Mellon, managing director for NCRF holdings, and CADA’s Deputy Executive Director Marc de la Vergne. The Warren, a six-story mixed-use project is planned for 16th and N Streets.  It will be a 118-unit market rate rental project with ground floor retail.  It will also be one of the first modular projects in Sacramento.  Ron Mellon mentioned a project in Santa Clara as an example of one of the best and largest examples of a modular … Read More

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