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The Village student housing project is no more

Mad River Union ARCATA – The controversial The Village student housing project, a multi-story development planned for the Craftsman's Mall site, has been withdrawn from consideration by the applicant, Coleraine Capital/AMCAL Equities LLC, according to Community Development Director David Loya. Said Loya, "There will be no further public meetings on the topic, and the City...

The Village housing project gets a City Council lifeline

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – On a 3–1 vote with Mayor Brett Watson dissenting, the City Council last week gave direction to a developer and city staff to evaluate a new version of The Village housing project, one that it could approve if properly configured. As stipulated by the council,...

No means no on The Village, or maybe it means ‘nuclear’

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Mayor Sofia Pereira states that after looking into it, this morning's 2-0-2 vote on The Village student housing project does indeed constitute denial of the project. "In short: we needed three votes in the affirmative for the project to move forward based on the contents of the...

The Village demolished by City Council on 2-0-2 vote

Note: Union readers are pointing out a legal opinion from the League of California Cities that seems to indicate that the 2-0-2 vote means that the Village was approved. See below. – Ed.  Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – The proposed "The Village" 602-student housing project met its end at Wednesday morning's City Council...

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...

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