On May 5th the Arcata planning commission's motion to recommend AMCAL's project to the city council failed. The ACRH is thankful to the planning commissioners for their careful deliberations in this matter and for hearing the collective voices of our community inclusive approach that promotes affordable housing for students, families and others in a way that is sustainable, integrated and welcoming.
Below are links to AMCAL's massive student only appartment project and the community's alternative project:
Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing (ACRH) is a local, pro-housing, pro-infill, active transportation, and pro-student housing group. Our non-profit is unified against the proposed massive 800 student only apartment project that is quaintly marketed as The Village. This student only apartment project is proposed for the Craftsman’s Mall site in the city of Arcata.
Arcata Citizens for Responsible Housing core strength is its membership. We are made up of concerned Arcata citizens, students, property owners and business owners. If you reside in Arcata, own property in Arcata or operate an Arcata business and you oppose a massive student only apartment project that isolates students rather than integrates them into our community, you can make a difference by simply becoming a member.
For those that want to become active members, here are some of the ways our members can contribute:
AMCAL is currently celebrating 40 years of some of the largest student housing real estate developments in California. "The Graduate" student housing project shown above in San Jose helps us understand that they are not a good fit for our community. The photo of their Promontory project (center circle) is very representative of the student only appartment project proposed for our community. Apparently it is the smallest scale that would work for their financial model, which is their priority, not its impact on insolated our students from us and driving the cost of housing higher for both students and families. It's massive size would tower over Eye Street, Sunset, Westwood and Janes Creek Meadow neighborhoods, woahfully insufficient parking would overflow into the neighborhood, sewage flows would have unknown impact on local treatment plant and our beloved Marsh project. Its 800 additional students would further congest the already dangerous Sunset Avenue interchange as well impact St. Louis, Spear and LK Wood!
Learn more about AMCAL at: https://www.amcalhousing.com/student-housing-communities/
SAY NO TO "THE VILLAGE" because its not a village at all - It's a massive student only apartment project. ARCATA IS NOT SAN JOSE OR MONTEREY. WE ARE ARCATA - SPECIAL LIKE NO OTHER PLACE ON EARTH!
Working together, we will make a positive difference in the development of our community. Our promise: Your contribution will be used directly to support community based plans and developments that involve us.
Central to any request for donations is an understanding of those who are passionate about our charter and committed to the tireless and relentless effort that will produce success.