Over in Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for a 420-square foot cottage in the backyard of a home on Delaware Street. What’s all the fuss about? One company thinks creating small, sustainable secondary units on private property is the alternative to creating unsustainable suburban sprawl. And Berkeley agrees. Continue to full
When Kevin Casey proposed the idea of constructing homes which emit no carbon dioxide to a Design for Sustainable Communities course at University of California Berkeley, an impressive team of engineering and urban planning graduate students signed on to test the idea. After testing the business plan for financing and building second units, the team
Just one month after Greenbelt Alliance endorsed New Avenue, Inc.’s model for creating sustainable in-law homes, the company is nearing completion of its first in-law suite in Berkeley. New Avenue uses an innovative development model that weaves small cottages and in-law suites into existing backyards throughout our communities. This vision for development aligns with our
While traditional banks and builders spent 2008 trying to dig themselves out of a mess, Haas start-up New Avenue Inc. applied an innovative business model to sweeping legislative changes to create a new path for creating sustainable communities. Continue to full article (PDF). Start your project with New Avenue today! Get Started Still have questions?