2016 Housing Tour

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Saturday, May 14th 2016


The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and SummerHill Homes‘s 2016 Housing Tour invited community members, local leaders, and public officials to experience diverse examples of transit oriented, high density, affordable, and market rate housing within Santa Clara County. Our goal was to highlight elements key in building better, more sustainable and inclusive communities.

The 2016 Housing Tour was a part of SV@Homes Santa Clara County’s 2016 Affordable Housing Week activities. This year, we visited 4 different transit oriented developments along the VTA corridor.  We began our tour by checking out the BRIDGE Housing’s Montevista Apartments located in Milpitas. Our next stop was the ROEM Corporation’s 1st & Rosemary Apartments.  Located in North San Jose, these newly constructed apartments provide affordable housing to families and seniors. Next, we ventured down to the MidPen Housing’s Donner Lofts.  Still under construction, the Donner Lofts will provide residents with affordable housing to the formally homeless in a prime Downtown San Jose location. Finally, we walked to the Simeon Properties’ Centerra Apartments. Located across from San Pedro Square in Downtown San Jose, these market rate apartments had ample amenities. Collectively, these developments provide over 550 below market rate units and they are dedicated to servicing various community members (i.e. – families, seniors, etc.).

Along the way, we had various guest speakers and presentations.  Summer Hill Housing, SolarCity, and Republic Urban provided presentations about their ongoing housing projects in our region. City of Milpitas and City of San Jose staff members from Housing and Planning spoke about the benefits of affordable housing. We’d like to thank all of our attendees and sponsors for a wonderful tour. We hope to see you all again next year!


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A special thanks to our sponsors for their support!

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