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.
“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!”