Developing affordable housing is more expensive and takes longer to build than market-rate homes. But why? Here are the major challenges Our Town St. Helena (OTSH) faces as we develop our Pope Street Workforce Housing project (10 units) and the Fountain Street project (approximately 40 units). Complex Financing When the Read more…
Napa Sonoma ADU Center is a local nonprofit committed to making the ADU building process as turnkey as possible for its homeowner market. The Napa Sonoma ADU Center’s website is a comprehensive resource for anyone who’s entertaining thoughts of building an ADU. There’s a workbook and an ADU calculator. You can review sample floorplans, receive a free feasibility study and listen to webinars that discuss the economics and realities of building an ADU.
Jordan is proud to be part her family’s business. It’s a combination of her creative eye, dedication to detail and in-depth knowledge of Napa Valley that have been key to her success. She works closely with her clients to understand their tastes and goals.
Jennifer is a skilled communicator with a proven ability to forge strong working relationships and gain consensus. As a consultant to Visit Napa Valley she helped coordinate a multijurisdictional ballot measure that resulted in a 1% TOT to benefit workforce housing.
It’s time for a little drama at Brenkle Court. The trusses for each unit’s roof were delivered a week ago. Trusses are a structural framework that will bridge the space above rooms and provide support for the roof. The trusses will be spaced at regular intervals across the top of each unit.
The Brenkle Court crew has been proud of our ability to stay on schedule despite COVID. We’ve been short-handed, as many of our homeowners work for wineries and have been working long hours in the grape harvest. We’ve also lost time to the tragic fire and dangerous air quality.
Getting the roof finished remains a priority
It’s been our goal to finish the roof before the rainy season. With the roof over our heads, we can continue to work through the winter without interruption.
Eric Martinez left his small hometown in Guanajuato Mexico in 1995 and moved to the US. He was just 20 years old, and it meant leaving his friends and family and moving to another country. He didn’t speak a word of English, but he would be joining some relatives who Read more…
Our Brenkle Court construction crew is learning on the job, becoming more comfortable with each new skill they master. Each construction lesson marks a milestone. The photo to the left captures the crew’s progress building walls. It illustrates four stages of wall construction. They lay out the 2×4’s in the Read more…