Tag Archives: Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing (ACRH)

‘The Village’ project still alive, pending new conditions

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – An initially divided City Council found common ground on some transformative conditions for The Village student housing project Wednesday night, keeping the proposed development alive until at least Aug. 15, when it could be further considered. But that depends on whether the developer thinks he can afford

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

Union Editorial: Approve The Village

The current, third version of the massively revised “The Village” student housing project deserves approval by the Arcata City Council. It’s a good project. Recent upgrades to the project have ameliorated its biggest problems – the initially overwhelming scale and the cruel impacts it posed to residents of Maple Lane. Those were genuine dealbreakers that

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

New HSU docs, more back and forth ‘twixt ACRH, Villagers

Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing group which opposes construction of The Village student housing project has issued a press release with links to documents it has obtained from Humboldt State University. The Village’s developers have responded with their own statement. **** ACRH press release Public Records Request Reveals Five

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

Village developer makes pitch to City Council, claims Strombeck ‘formed ACRH’

Mad River Union ARCATA – With the final showdown over the proposed The Village student housing project drawing near, correspondence between the stakeholders is flying fast and furious. In the letter below, applicant David Moon of Coleraine Capital Group, makes a comprehensive pitch to the City  Council on behalf of the project. The letter reviews

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

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