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Archived News Release from 2005

For Immediate Release

Join the Celebration Kickoff! Redwood City Breaks Ground on New Affordable Housing

Redwood City, CA - October 10 , 2005 - City officials will literally kick off the start of construction on the new Villa Montgomery affordable housing development at a special celebration on Thursday October 20 beginning at 11:30 am. The celebration takes place on the site of the new project, at the corner of El Camino Real and Vera Avenue. The community is invited to join the party, as City officials line up and ceremoniously (attempt!) to kick field goals to illustrate and celebrate the start of construction.

Participants may park in the Marshall Street garage located on Marshall between Jefferson and Main, from where a shuttle will transport them to the event (there is no parking at the event site). The Villa Montgomery housing development Kickoff and Groundbreaking Celebration is sponsored by Redwood City’s Housing and Human Concerns Committee, which played a key role in bringing this much-needed affordable housing to the community.

Villa Montgomery is an exciting new rental housing development to be built by First Community Housing. It consists of 58 affordable rental units with rents ranging from $350 per month for studios to $1,400 per month for three-bedroom apartments. Recreational spaces for children and a separate area for adults, along with community space and other amenities, are provided. The property was acquired by the City and the Redevelopment Agency using Redevelopment, CDBG, and HOME Investment Partnership funds. The second phase will create eight self-help ownership units developed by Peninsula Habitat for Humanity.

  • What: Kickoff & Groundbreaking Celebration for the Villa Montgomery affordable housing development, sponsored by the Redwood City Housing and Human Concerns Committee

  • When: Thursday, October 20, 2005, 11:30 am – 12 noon

  • Where: The Villa Montgomery project site at El Camino Real and Vera Street (meet at Marshall Street Garage for shuttle to the celebration – no parking available at the event site)

  • Why:
    Watch the ceremonial kickoff to commemorate the start of construction
    Celebrate the arrival of this new affordable housing in Redwood City
    Enjoy light refreshments with other community members
    Learn about other housing projects in Redwood City

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.


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Contact:
Debbi Jones Thomas
Housing Coordinator
650-780-7920

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