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City Council to go a-Villaging today

Mad River Union ARCATA – Consideration of the proposed The Village student housing project continues Tuesday, June 19 at 4 p.m. as the City Council takes a field trip to 2715–2920 St. Louis Road, site of the Craftsmans Mall and possibly, The Village. The meeting is open to the public. The council first meets at

A newly redesigned ‘The Village’ finally reaches the City Council

More but smaller residential buildings, fewer residents, more parking, solar panels, complex moved to the east away from Westwood Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council will take two nights this week to ponder The Village, the student housing project proposed for the Craftsmans Mall site on St. Louis Road.

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

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

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

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

The Village starts shrinking as new housing group creates alternative plans

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In its seventh hearing on The Village student housing complex, Arcata’s Planning Commission got into the weeds – or at least the landscaping and other minute details – of the proposed project. The Planco spent considerable time on Design Review, with the project’s finalized Environmental Impact Report

Whatever is decided, The Village will make Arcata planning history

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Planning Commission held another marathon hearing on The Village student housing project last week, pondering the project’s Environmental Impact Report, permits and terms of a Development Agreement. The Village is a proposed 240-unit, 800-bed new student housing development in the Sunset Neighborhood on St. Louis Road

Arcata Police Log: Just spreading the love, if by love we mean garbage and debris

• Friday, December 22 3:25 a.m. The primal appeal of wafting pastry fumes may have been overcome by the sheer drunken-lunatic density of the donut shop which one regularly encounters at this hour, as an elderly gent inside a cab out front refused, for a time, to get out of the idling taxi and head

‘The Village’ EIR posted, Planco takes project up Nov. 28

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – A couple of large housing projects – one for students, the other for seniors and others – have reached the stage of environmental review and imminent Arcata Planning Commission hearings. The Village The Environmental Impact Report for The Village, a large new student housing complex first announced

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