As the leading nonprofit developer in California, BRIDGE Housing Corporation creates and manages a range of affordable, high-quality homes for working families and seniors. BRIDGE specializes in the development of family and senior affordable apartments, rental and ownership housing, and an array of revitalization, transit-oriented, urban infill, and mixed-use/mixed-income developments. Headquartered in San Francisco, BRIDGE also maintains offices in Los Angeles and San Diego.
Since 1983, BRIDGE has participated in the development of more than 13,000 homes serving over 35,000 Californians. BRIDGE has become one of the largest nonprofit housing developers of multifamily housing in the country, carrying out its development work both on its own and in partnership with local governments, private-sector corporations and other nonprofit groups.
BRIDGE provides a variety of support services to its housing developments, such as child care facilities, family counseling services, credit counseling, homebuyer workshops, and educational services such as homework clubs and computer learning center. BRIDGE has also developed numerous community facilities, including parks, recreation centers, police stations, a library, a new freeway interchange and two shopping centers, which have created 800 new permanent jobs in very low-income minority communities.
BUILD (BRIDGE Urban Infill Land Development), an affiliate of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, is a partnership between BRIDGE and the California State Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) that is investing $175 million in equity capital to realize large-scale projects in urban infill locations. BUILD acquires underutilized properties in existing urban communities and adds value through new entitlement processing and redevelopment. Investment ideally occurs in tandem with local public and private infrastructure and development activities in order to ensure larger neighborhood turnaround rather than isolated development projects.
Van Meter Williams Pollack is an award-winning Architecture and Urban Design firm based in San Francisco and Denver. Since 1989 they have provided a full range of comprehensive design and planning services for a variety of project types, scales and clients. The partners and staff bring their knowledge and expertise to all aspects and phases of our projects. VMWP’s comprehensive and innovative design approach considers environmental, social, economic, and client needs to create buildings and communities that resonate with people. From small towns grappling with pressures of sprawl, to major urban centers requiring infill and redevelopment, one of their strengths is the ability to work in the variety of communities that make up diverse, growing regions.
VMWP’s Architecture and Urban Design projects emphasize pedestrian and transit-oriented development patterns that serve a community’s economic, social and cultural needs. VMWP’s success in master planning, community design, mixed-use developments, and revitalizing urban infill sites demonstrates that there are alternatives to the outward expansion of cities, towns and suburbs. High-density urban infill, transit-oriented development, and pedestrian-focused streetscapes support sustainable development.
Van Meter Williams Pollack has advanced economically viable plans that address transportation and infrastructure, community development, population growth and diversity, historic preservation, and sustainable growth patterns to a wide range of clients throughout the United States. The firm’s greatest assets are an understanding of land use patterns, development types, and appropriate pedestrian environments for each community; a commitment to an open, clear, and direct process; and an ability to implement a community vision.
Curtis Development & Consulting offers comprehensive development consulting services to non-profit, for-profit and government clients from project identification and conceptualization, feasibility analysis, and entitlement through lease-up or sales. Charmaine Curtis, its Principal, is an accomplished African-American developer with over 20 years of experience developing over 5,000 units of quality multi-family residential and mixed-use projects throughout California and Washington states.
Founded in 1994, Equity Community Builders, LLC (ECB) is a San Francisco based real estate developer and project manager that specializes in in-fill residential, commercial, and historic rehabilitation projects in northern California. ECB has completed or now manages more than $400 million worth of development for its own account, in partnerships, or for clients under management agreements. ECB is committed to the responsible development and management of real estate that contributes to the strength and vitality of Bay Area communities. ECB is recognized for its economically sound and award winning development projects and expertise in affordable housing, non-profit co-location centers, historic rehabilitation, and sustainable design and development practices.