Archive for December, 2009

Mills Act Passes in Oakland

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Oakland City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Mills Act historic property tax abatement as a permanent program. The program had been in a pilot phase for two years only open to residential properties while the City assessed the program. The fully adopted program has been expanded to also include 2 or 3 commercial properties per year.

Greenbuild 2009

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Garavaglia Architecture’s Chris Lutjen attended the 2009 Greenbuild conference. He writes about his experience in Phoenix this November: After first attending Greenbuild 2007 in Chicago, I wasn’t sure what to expect. In my preparation to attend Greenbuild 2009 in Phoenix, the largest sustainable design conference in the United States, even finding a hotel a week [...]