Monday, April 10, 2006


Some exciting announcements have made it to the press: First and foremost is the announcement that Jonathan Rose Companies will be leading the development of the current Greyhound bus site and nearby properties when Greyhound moves across the street into the phase II portion of the Alvarado Transportation Station. This company was chosen over Rob Dickson (the developer of the AHS Lofts) and Sheffield Partners (the developers of Aliso Nob Hill), both of whom have shown an ability to get things done. Apparently it will be approximately a year before any designs come forward, but seeing as this is the same company that put together Highlands' Garden Village, I am enthusiastic to see what they come up with.

Nob Hill is coming along nicely with a planned 130 new residential units either under construction or in planning. There is some fuss about the intensity of the Sierra Condominiums project but hopefully the city will agree that there is very little in the way of any "neighborhood" to affect in this vicinity and the project will move through quickly. If I hear any more fuss about solar rights in this area...

Further west on Central, well, about two miles, Infill Solutions has pieced together four acres near old town and plans call for nearly one hundred residences in a mixed-use area called, Country Club Plaza. Unfortunately, I have a feeling affordability will be on the scale of what's considered affordible in, say, Santa Fe.

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philly said...