Tag Archives: Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing (ACRH)

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

In search of The Village

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The principal players in the ongoing saga of the proposed The Village student housing project last week found themselves trudging and clambering about the landscape in hopes of understanding the project’s real-world details. Their journey took them from the cozy couches of the College Creek Great Room

ACRH wants to see what HSU blacked out in The Village document dump

Mad River Union ARCATA – They who hold “The Village” student housing project in low esteem and want it replaced with a less dense alternative are asking for more documents detailing Humboldt State University’s involvement with the developers. A Public Records Act request by Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing recently resulted in a 369-page document

Deadlocked Planco punts Village to council

Note: This story appeared in the May 16 edition of the Union. Updates appear at the end of the story. – Ed. Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – An even-numbered Planning Commission last week deadlocked 2–2 on approval of findings required for The Village student housing complex. But that doesn’t end consideration of

Planco urged to consider alt-Village plan

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In a visualization of the alternative plan offered by opponents of the proposed “The Village” student housing project, residents stroll among buildings of an agreeably human scale, where the lanes are lush with gardens and greenery, and everyone looks to be young and/or in love. The idyllic

Judith C. Williamson: The Village: ‘Density’s Child’ is a destiny of many circulatory consequences

You may be aware that a proposal for an unusually dense, multi-story, 800-bed housing compound is currently under consideration in Arcata. You might know that it is – specifically – dormitories, intended for Humboldt State students, referred to as “The Village,” and that it would displace the old Craftsmans Mall. Perhaps you’ve even heard that

Citizens’ group conjures ‘Village’ alternatives

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – As Arcata’s Planning Commission grinds through hearings en route to probable approval of The Village, an 800-bed student housing complex to be sited at the present location of the Craftsmans Mall, a citizens group which objects to the proposal is developing an alternative plan for the site.

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