By Robert Haugh
After eight years and loads of effort, Santa Clara leaders celebrated the start of the construction of Agrihood, an affordable housing development at 90 North Winchester Blvd.
Agrihood is Silicon Valley’s first-of-its-kind urban farm community with market-rate and affordable housing. 361 new homes are being built for Santa Clara residents. 181 will be affordable units for seniors and senior veterans.
The project will have 1.7-acres of open space plus 5,000 square feet for retail and event space that’s expected to host a farmers’ market, book readings, and live music.
Visit http://www.agrihood-sc.com/ to learn more.
Santa Clara Elected OfficiaAttending:
Mayor Lisa Gillmor
Vice Mayor Raj Chahal
Councilman Anthony Becker
Councilman Suds Jain
Councilman Kevin Park
Councilwoman Kathy Watanabe
Councilwoman Karen Hardy was a no-show.
Other Elected Officials:
Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg
State Senator Bob Wieckowski (his speech was entertaining)
Assemblyman Alex Lee
State Senator Dave Cortese
Former Santa Clara City Hall Leaders:
Former Councilwoman Teresa O’Neill
Former City Attorney Brian Doyle