Carpenters In Action (CIA) met at the San Joaquin Council of Governments building in Stockton to show support for the rail extension connecting the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) with the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE). We filled the room up with 40 members from various areas, and we had 2 speakers Salena Durrell and Damon Thomas from Local 152E speak on how this project benefits everyone. The Vote passed anonymously 14-0.
Thursdays Planning Commission hearing was another big score for Bay Area Carpenters in Action! San Francisco Planning Commission passed the 13-story mixed-use project at 1028 Market Street 7-0 which will be built by Signatory General Contractor Nibbi Bros. Twenty-five (25) CIA were in attendance at the hearing.
Message from project sponsors:
After 3 years of entitlement applications and site studies, over 300 meetings and close collaboration with the city and community, 1028 Market was approved at the Planning Commission yesterday by a unanimous vote. This is a huge milestone and we are grateful to everyone who has helped us along the way.
If you want to watch the hearing, we will circulate a link to SF GOV TV's video of it as soon as it becomes available.
We're very excited to announce the creation of an innovative new Tenderloin Neighborhood Acquisition Program that will work to identify, secure, and preserve permanently affordable housing and neighborhood-serving retail in the Tenderloin. This program is an unprecedented partnership between the development team and Market Street for the Masses, a coalition of Tenderloin-based nonprofits.
This alliance represents a pioneering approach to community development, emphasizing ongoing collaboration between developers and communities to identify and implement sustainable solutions to neighborhood specific challenges often associated with urban development and in an era of limited public subsidy. Our philosophy is that authentic community engagement is paramount in the development process, and we welcome this innovative partnership as an opportunity to work together. We'll have more details to share with you next week.
1028 Market Street comes with numerous community benefits that will have a long-term positive impact on the Tenderloin community. In fact, the development team has already shown its commitment to the neighborhood by activating the building with the Hall as an interim use of space.
In its 2.5 year lifespan, the Hall has had enormous impact on the community:
The project's approval was the culmination of a robust community engagement effort and could not have gone forward as it did without the full support of our neighbors and other stakeholders. This effort included the following highlights:
1028 Market Street will continue to have positive impact in the Mid-Market area, including creating new jobs and housing, honoring the history and diversity of the neighborhood, and supporting local retail by:
Read more about our team's deep commitment to the community here.
1028 - BEFORE
1028 - THE HALL
1028 - FUTURE
WHAT COMES NEXT?
We now have a 30 day waiting period, after which time we will move forward with securing building permits, finalizing plans, and getting ready to break ground. The Hall will remain open as long as possible, and we'll be sure that you're among the first to know about any changes. In the meantime, come grab a beer, hear some live music, and get your fill of pozole, lamb gyro, pho, and curry.
It's been quite a ride! Thank you for your ongoing support.
Twelve Carpenters in Action attended what is probably the last hurdle for Treasure Island development. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an Infrastructure and Revitalization District and adopted a financing plan not to exceed $5 Billion. The Treasure Island project will include up to 8000 homes including a full 25% being affordable and provide Carpenters with 15 years of Union work! Carpenters were the only craft in attendance.
The Carpenters In Action are at it again supporting smart development that is good for labor and the surrounding community. On September 22, 2016 members of the Carpenters Union rallied to an SF Planning Commission meeting to support Axis Development Group, a developer who made the commitment to utilize a signatory general contractor for their mixed-use development project located at 2675 Folsom Street. This project will create a much needed 117 units with 19% being affordable for the Mission District generating upwards of 100 jobs during construction. The project was approved 5-2.
Residential projects and their affordability are on a rise in the Bay Area. It was apparent last Thursday, December 3, 2015 when 40 Carpenters Union members representing the CIA (Carpenters In Action) gathered at the Council Chambers for a lengthy Planning Commission meeting in San Francisco to help support a $75 million residential project. The Redmond Lyons residential project will be an All-Union Project comprised of 250 units serving the surrounding community at the intersection of 1395 22nd Street and 790 Pennsylvania Avenue creating several hundred construction jobs with no less than 20% of those being from the City and County of San Francisco. In addition to other commitments, the developer has increased their contribution from 23% to 25% of in lieu fees allocated towards the Citywide Affordable Housing Fund intended to support the construction of approximately 63 much needed affordable units in San Francisco. The unwavering commitment of the Carpenters in Action to see this project through the Planning Commission came with a unanimous 5 - 0 approval of the future residential project, slated to go before the Board of Supervisors sometime after the first of the year.
Today at the Fresno City Council Chambers 35 members from Local 1109 and 701 gathered to help move forward The Fulton Mall Restructuring Project with a vote 6-1 in favor. The proposed $22 million dollar project has the ability to create many jobs for our members and the community of Fresno.
2211 Harold Way Mixed-Use Project PLA:
18 stories in height, containing 302 dwelling units, approximately 10,877 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, a ten-theater cinema complex (approximately 641 seats), and 177 underground parking spaces, located in Downtown Berkeley.
The decision to move forward on the Berkeley Plaza will be decided on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Berkeley Zoning Adjustment Board Meeting. Since this project will be under a PLA, we need members to attend this important meeting, especially Berkeley residents. If you have Carpenter related clothing or a CIA hat, please wear that as well to show our uniform support for this development.
Topic: Berkeley Zoning Adjustment Board Meeting re: Berkeley Plaza
When: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Location: 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 2nd Floor City Council Chambers, Berkeley
City of Alameda CIA Members gather to help move WETA Project forward with a 4 - 1 vote from the City Council.
Pictured left to right: Marcel Parizal (Local 34), Local 713 members - Preston Dula, John Leimbach, Tim Blanchard and Field Representative, Juan Espinoza.
“In Northern California our organizing programs are the most successful in the Brotherhood. We also provide service to our membership that is second to none. We could not achieve these high standards without the active involvement of our rank and file in the Carpenters In Action program!”