The modular revolution promises to shake up Bay Area housing
February 16, 2018After many years of talking about it, developers like Holliday are finally taking major steps to move into modular construction. Soaring construction costs and labor shortages across the region are constricting developers’ ability to meet the Bay Area’s housing demand and hampering attempts to address a rise in homelessness.
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Vallejo firm bets on modular housing to meet critical shortage
October 19, 2017Holliday 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, 2017Google 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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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 little hope for a homeless solution: Tiny housing units sprout in the Bay Area
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…