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SummerHill Homes Writes a Big Check to MEF

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 // Lamorinda Weekly

SummerHill Homes executives Katia Kamangar and Denise Cunningham gave the Moraga Education Foundation a check for $5,000 on Oct. 10 to support local schools.

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Los Gatos nuns close sale on property

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 // Mercury News

The Sisters of the Holy Names of Mary and Jesus closed the sale on their property at 100 Prospect Ave. on Aug. 26, with SummerHill Homes of Palo Alto emerging as the buyer.

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Home Building: The Customizing Conundrum

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 // Professional Builder

...The Bay Area is a strong sellers market, so there hasn’t been much push back from buyers to the builder’s efforts to restrict customization options and enforce deadlines. However, Summerhill is planning to enter the luxury production home building market, where average selling prices range from $3 million to $3.5 million. Freed expects his company will have to expand the catalog of custom choices and even allow clients to bring more of their own options to the table. But those choices still will be selected during the sales process, well before scheduling begins for ground breaking...


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SummerHills Maravilla Community wins the ABAG Growing Smarter Together Award 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014 // Association of Bay Area Governments

Growing Smarter Together Awards 2014

ABAG’s Eighth Annual Growing Smarter Together Awards were presented during its Spring General Assembly to the cities of Redwood City, Walnut Creek, Campbell, Richmond, Fremont, South San Francisco, and Vallejo. The role of the cities’ public private partners was also recognized with representatives praised for their contributions. SummerHill's Maravilla was honored to be part of the team receiving this award.

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High-end home development approved in Moraga

Friday, March 14, 2014 // Contra Costa Times

After nearly two years of consideration, a proposal to build 26 high-end single family homes on a stretch of undeveloped Moraga land specially earmarked for housing and revitalization is a go.

The Town Council's March 12 greenlighting of a development agreement between the city, developers SummerHill Homes and property owner C&C Equities makes effective a number of Planning Commission approvals earlier this year. They include the project's environmental review, conceptual and general development plans, and permits allowing hillside development and grading.

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Affordable housing crunch: Silicon Valley cities weigh new developer fees

Friday, January 31, 2014 // Silicon Valley Business Journal

"If landowners decide not to sell because of the combination of costs versus revenue, then it’s just not going to get built,” said Robert Freed, president and CEO of San Jose-based apartment and home developer SummerHill Homes. “It’s a concern.”

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Livermore council to consider approving large housing development on city's east side

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 // Contra Costa Times

Developer SummerHill Homes has requested the development of 465 residential units, two neighborhood parks, open space, pedestrian paths, and trails for 35 acres of vacant land on the east side of Brisa Street and South Vasco Road. The proposal includes construction of single-family detached homes, and three-story townhomes and apartments in a 253-lot subdivision.

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Moraga Approves 26-Home Camino Ricardo Subdivision

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 // Lamorinda Patch

The Moraga Planning Commission gave the go-ahead Monday night to a 26-home subdivision near the Moraga Shopping Center. The subdivision would contain open space and a 2.5-acre park

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Restoring Natural Habitat in the Heart of Moraga

Thursday, January 2, 2014 // Lamorinda Weekly

The Moraga Planning Commission recently reviewed Summerhill Homes' application to build 26 houses off of Camino Ricardo, one of the first projects in the area governed by the Moraga Center Specific Plan to come to fruition.

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New Plan for Rancho Laguna II

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 // Lamorinda Weekly

During his State of the Town address Nov. 21, Moraga mayor David Trotter talked about 'behind the scenes' discussions with Summerhill Homes that led to a new map of the Rancho Laguna II development project; Summerhill presented its revised plan to the Planning Commission at a Dec. 2 study session.

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