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Chant’e Catt: It took a while, but I came around to The Village

Chant’e Catt: It took a while, but I came around to The Village

As a student housing advocate, and a student who experienced homelessness with her year-and-a-half-old child, veteran boyfriend and two well-behaved dogs for 16 weeks, not because we had no money or did not plan as many like to think. It has taken me almost a year of fighting against The Village project, to fully accepting

Two views on ‘The Village’ – an L.A. profit center and a land grab

ACRH press release Public Records Request Reveals Five Million in Income A Year for AMCAL and HSU While Los Angeles Developer AMCAL’s representatives spent last week publicly smearing a grassroots group of Arcata citizens, new documents reveal a multimillion dollar profit motive for AMCAL’s private dorm project at the Craftsman’s Mall site. With the latest

Susan Ornelas: The Village’s shortcomings and possibilities

Mad River Union ARCATA – Councilmember Susan Ornelas is one of two members of the City Council who have announced opposition to The Village student housing project. Councilmember Brett Watson has stated that he opposes the project because it is not sited within Humboldt State’s campus borders. A four-person council is considering The Village, since

Dear City Council: ACRH responds to The Village developer’s claims

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing (ACRH) Board of Directors has responded so some of the statements made by David J. Moon in a July 5 letter written to the City Council on  behalf of The Village’s project applicant, Coleraine Capital Group and Amcal Equities. The ACRH response (see below) denies

Union Editorial: Secrecy and subterfuge isn’t well-serving the public process for ‘The Village ‘

While hindsight is 20/20, we could have told everyone involved with the proposed The Village student housing project at the outset that transparency was the best policy. It still is, even as the various stakeholders’ tendency toward secretiveness compromises the process of considering the project. It began with the project’s backers a year ago in

‘Village’ morphs, opposition adapts

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA –The City Council last week took up the matter of The Village student housing project. The project introduced to the council was heavily revised from the proposal the Planning Commission had not approved. Along with physical changes to the buildings and layout, the operational paradigm shifted as well,

HSU now partnering with AMCAL on revised ‘The Village’ student housing project

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In a 180 degree reversal of the public position it has taken for months, Humboldt State University is announcing a “partnership” with the developers of The Village student housing project. The partnership is announced in a letter from HSU President Lisa Rossbacher dated June 6, which is to

Humboldt State and developers of The Village are closely coordinating after all

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The proposed “The Village” student housing project will finally reach the City Council June 6 after failing to gain the endorsement of the Planning Commission. The council hearing will be a public culmination of extensive behind-the-scenes preparation by both advocates and opponents – much of it purposefully

Greg King: What if they built The Village and nobody came … with a car?

The Village dorm project is one of several major developments now being built or under consideration in Arcata. Naturally, many city residents want a timeout to consider the consequences. The risks to quality of life posed by the combined impacts of these developments are significant. As always, the greatest threat comes from cars. That said,

‘The Village’ vilified in first two Planco hearings

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The first two of at least three Planning Commission meetings on the proposed “The Village” student housing project were held last week at City Hall. A third was scheduled for Tuesday night of this week. Proposed by Agoura Hills-based AMCAL Equities LLC, and its development partner, Coleraine

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