Vallejo firm bets on modular housing to meet critical shortage
October 19, 2017For decades, developer Rick Holliday has been one of the Bay Area's most prolific and forward-thinking builders of both market-rate and affordable housing, creating thousands of units from West Oakland and Emeryville to San Francisco's South of Market and Bayview districts. Now Holliday is betting that the future of multi-family housing in the Bay Area will take shape not in a particular neighborhood or community but in a cavernous 250,000-square-foot historic shipbuilding facility in an industrial part of Mare Island in Vallejo.
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Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch
June 14, 2017VALLEJO, Calif.—Soaring home prices and apartment rents in Silicon Valley have become a growing headache for technology titans. Google owner Alphabet Inc. is taking a step toward addressing the issue. The Mountain View, Calif., company is finalizing an order to buy 300 apartment units from Factory OS, a modular-home startup, in a building likely to serve as short-term housing for Google employees, according to executives from both companies.
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David Baker Architects on Going Modular
November 20, 2017David Baker Architects has designed over 1,000 units of multifamily modular buildings in a variety of project types and construction types.
Terner Center and Factory_OS Host Lindbacks
November 9, 2017In October 2017, the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and Factory_OS had the pleasure of hosting Lindbacks in the Bay Area. Swedish-based Lindbacks is one of the preeminent off-site manufacturers in the world, and over the course of the weeklong visit, we learned a great deal from this experienced off-site manufacturer.
Delancy St strategic partnership developed
August 17, 2017
Factory_OS formed a strategic alliance with the Delancey Street Foundation and will be working with the Foundation to provide vocational training for substance abusers and convicted criminals.
Union Agreement Signed
August 12, 2017
Factory_OS signed a Union Agreement with the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council and is proud to announce that it will be employing Bay Area union laborers to build housing.
Holliday Development takes possession of building on Mare Island
July 15, 2017
After signing a lease with Lennar Mare Island, Factory_OS took possession of 1245 Nimitz Avenue in Vallejo, CA (Building 680 on Mare Island). This building consists of approximately 256,000 Square Feet and serves as the headquarters of Factory_OS.
Holliday Development + Cannon Constructors complete modular housing project
July 16, 2016
Holliday Development (as developer) and Cannon Constructors (as General Contractor) completed the construction of 5880 3rd St. in San Francisco. This 136-unit project in the Bayview neighborhood is the largest multifamily, off-site construction project in the history of San Francisco.
Housing Goes Modular
Robert Gammon | Oakland Magazine
As Rick Holliday strolled through his massive warehouse on Mare Island, he recalled the moment when he realized he had to change his business. The Oakland-based developer has spent much of his career building workforce and affordable housing for middle-…
SF set to start process for building modular housing for formerly homeless
J.K. Dineen | SF Chronicle
SF set to start process for building modular housing for formerly homeless By J.K. Dineen January 22, 2018 Doubling down on its commitment to using off-site construction methods to create faster and less-expensive housing for the formerly homeless, city officials are…
A promising little homeless solution
Kevin Fagan | SF Chronicle
Nearly two years after a smattering of tiny homes popped up in the Bay Area as a peculiar new way of housing homeless people, the technique is exploding from one end of the region to the other. Nearly 1,000 tiny…