Monday, November 2, 2015

BRIDGE Housing’s St. Joseph’s Campus wins 2015 ULI Global Award of Excellence

News from NHC's family of members
by Radiah Shabazz, National Housing Conference


Last month the Urban Land Institute awarded 10 Global Awards of Excellence and NHC member BRIDGE Housing was among the recipients of one of the most prestigious honors in the land use industry. BRIDGE received the award for its St. Joseph’s Campus, comprised of the St. Joseph’s Senior Apartments and Terraza Palmera at St. Joseph’s.

The mixed-use community is located in Oakland’s Fruitvale District and provides 84 affordable apartments for low-income older adults and 62 affordable family rental homes. The community also features over 3,000 square feet of commercial space. From 1912, the campus was previously an underused historical landmark in Oakland that went through several phases of redevelopment to become what is today known as the St. Joseph’s Campus.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this prestigious award,” Cynthia A. Parker, president and CEO of BRIDGE said in a press release. “St. Joseph’s was a labor of love that took many years and 21 sources of financing across both phases. More importantly, the development preserved an important historic landmark in Oakland and provides multigenerational homes as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.”

Representatives from BRIDGE Housing will be on hand in New Orleans later this week for our Solutions for Restoring Neighborhoods Convening, where they will share how HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program can reshape communities and transform public housing. If you’re unable to attend in person, all convening plenary sessions will be webcast live. Registration is required to gain free access and you can sign up here.

The Global Award of Excellence recognizes real estate projects that achieve a high standard if excellence in construction, design, planning, economics and management.  

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