SPUR Walking Tour: Tassafaronga Village tour with David Baker

"One of the first gold-certified LEED for neighborhoods development in California, Tassafaronga Village is a new 7.5-acre Oakland Housing Authority community that brings a diversity of affordable housing to an under-served area of Oakland. Designed by David Baker + Partners, the Village includes an 80-unit apartment building, 22 Habitat for Humanity townhouses as well as 77 townhouses and a re-purposed pasta factory made into supportive studio housing. Bring your bike or walking shoes for the one-mile stretch from Oakland Coliseum BART to the job site. Led by David Baker."

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SPUR Walking Tour: Tassafaronga Village: Bicycle tour with David Baker

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"One of the first gold-certified LEED for neighborhoods development in California, Tassafaronga Village is a new 7.5-acre Oakland Housing Authority community that brings a diversity of affordable housing to an under-served area of West Oakland. Designed by David Baker + Partners, the Village includes an 80-unit apartment building, 22 Habitat for Humanity townhouses as well […]

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