We are thrilled to announce that after several years of collaboration and feedback with the City of Santa Clara and the community, construction on the Agrihood project began in June 2021. To commemorate the milestone, The Core Companies were joined by community members, project partners, and elected officials including City of Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor, Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, and Senator Bob Wieckowski, for a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration in September 2021.
We are grateful for all the community members who have shaped the Agrihood with their thoughtful input throughout this process. THANK YOU for taking the time to share your stories about why this critical housing and farm space is so important for Santa Clara. We also want to express our heartfelt gratitude for Mayor Gillmor, the City Council and the talented City staff for working with us to make Agrihood a reality. Their insightful guidance has helped the Agrihood become a special place – one that will promote health, wellness, comfort and joy for all Santa Clarans.
Because of everyone’s hard work, we’re closer than we’ve ever been to achieving our mission to bring an affordable, vibrant housing community to Santa Clara. The Agrihood’s 361 homes (181 of which are below-market), urban farm, retail and open space will provide a uniquely enjoyable place to live and gather for seniors, veterans, middle-income workers, and other community members. And it will connect Santa Clara’s contemporary urban living with our agricultural past. Vertical construction of Agrihood will take place over the next two years with Phase 1 of construction expected to be completed in 2023.
Our goal throughout this endeavor has been to provide the affordable housing that we urgently need in Santa Clara through a truly creative, community-driven process. Thank you for working with us to make that happen.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our plans for Agrihood’s urban farm space and visit the News section for our project timeline and construction updates, and communications from our team to the community.