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St. Paul's Commons Ready to Break Ground, May 16, 10am

Construction of Walnut Creek's innovative affordable housing project

St. Paul's Commons is ready to break ground. The first of its kind program in Walnut Creek, St. Paul's Commons unites affordable housing units with the social services and resources needed to raise individuals and families out of poverty and homelessness. St. Paul's Commons is a model of how communities can respond to the Bay Area housing crisis.


As a part of Affordable Housing Week in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, Resources for Community Development (RCD) and St. Paul's Episcopal Church are hosting a St. Paul's Commons Groundbreaking Celebration, Wednesday, May 16, 10-11:30am, 1860 Trinity Ave, Walnut Creek. The ceremony is open to the public and will feature elected officials and project contributors. Refreshments will be served.


Speakers include Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen, Walnut Creek Mayor Pro-tem Cindy Silva, St Paul's Interim Rector Rev. Audrey Miskelley, Resources for Community Development Executive Director Dan Sawislak, St. Paul's Commons Project Lead Molly Clopp, and Trinity Center Executive Director Donna Colombo.


The Commons will be a mixed-use, transit-oriented development with community-serving spaces operated by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and 45 affordable apartments operated by RCD. Located at 1860 Trinity Avenue, Walnut Creek, on the grounds of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Commons Community Center and Apartments is designed to fit into and enhance the church campus, as well as the surrounding neighborhood. The Commons is a partnership project with St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Resources for Community Development, City of Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, and Trinity Center. Construction is expected to last 18 months.

Date & Time

May 16, 2018

10:00AM - 11:30AM

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