This is great! On April 17th, the SummerHill Homes new home community Maravilla was acknowledged with the prestigious “Public Private Partnership Award” by the Association of Bay Area Governments. This was at the eighth annual “Growing Smarter Together Awards” presented during the spring General Assembly to the cities of Redwood City, Walnut Creek, Campbell, Richmond, Fremont, South San Francisco, and Vallejo. Specifically, the award is for the partnership between SummerHill Homes and the City of Campbell and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
The acknowledgement was for a successful partnership that focused on affordable housing and access to housing in the region of Silicon Valley. In Silicon Valley many hard workers cannot afford to buy a home, even with two full-time salaries, so the partnership focused on reducing blight while providing housing working people can afford. The community contains 40 homes, including 16 single family homes at market rate and 24 3-story attached homes at an affordable price. The community is close to downtown and close to jobs and the partnership is a great model of private-public collaboration at its finest.
You can learn lots more about the partnership and see short interviews with the folks involved here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55UwucfseUA&feature=youtu.be