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County considers ‘high level’ involvement in housing

County considers ‘high level’ involvement in housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A state-mandated Humboldt County housing plan will consider a new approach to serving the needs of lower-income residents – having the county move from merely zoning for housing to subsidizing and maintaining it.  The question of whether the county should become actively involved in providing for housing is

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,

New planner: McK over-packed with multi-family housing

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE – McKinleyville’s representative on the county Planning Commission has advanced a stance on multiple unit housing development, saying that “McKinleyville has been getting a lot of these really dense subdivisions and I don’t think we need too many more of them.” Peggy O’Neill, a McKinleyville resident who was recently

McKMAC goes into detail on housing

Jack Durham Mad River Union MCKINLEYVILLE – Building mother-in-law units, tiny house villages and creating more affordable housing were among the topics discussed Feb. 27 by the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC). The committee and more than 30 residents gathered at Azalea Hall to hear a presentation on the update of the Humboldt County Housing

Housing planned for Seventh and I streets

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – In the 1990s, the parking lot at Seventh and I streets was filled with Fords. Then Isackson Motors closed, and the lot has been empty except for occasional heavy equipment staging, food trucks and parking for the businesses on the parcel’s south side. Now, Danco Group is

Major Arcata housing project proposals heard Tuesday and Wednesday. Jan. 29 and 30

 THE CITY OF ARCATA TO HOST MEETING REGARDING DEVELOPMENT OF THE 7TH AND I STREET NEIGHBORHOOD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 29  Arcata, CA, January 25, 2019 – The City of Arcata Community Development Department is seeking community input regarding a new multi-family affordable housing project located at 7th and I Street.  The City of Arcata is

The Village is back, and it’s somewhat similar, but different from the last version

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Village student housing project is back. The revised project is physically much the same as the version which failed approval by the City Council last August, but meets a key demand for mixed housing voiced by its council skeptics. However, it loses some other features which

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

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