06 Oct '11, 12pm

How a California city is cleaning up, building green, & protecting residents from pollution

How a California city is cleaning up, building green, & protecting residents from pollution

The plan for the new development has earned a gold rating under the LEED for Neighborhood Development program developed by the US Green Building Council, the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. When finished, Miraflores will include 160 townhomes, 61 apartments, and 110 affordable senior apartments, plus a four-acre park. And it will even include some historic preservation: according to a story written by Carolyn Jones in the San Francisco Chronicle , two early 20th-century farmhouses on the site will be preserved and used for community meetings and storage. In addition, two or three legacy greenhouses will be preserved and possibly leased to urban gardeners. The project is being built by the Richmond Community Redevelopment Agency, with brownfield cleanup and greening assistance from state and federal environmental agencies and develo...

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