Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Pro-bono--1% Opportunity

From the Northern California Land Trust:

"I am putting out the call for a licensed architect to help this permanently affordable co-housing project with it's city of Oakland permitting process. Basically we need a set of as-built plans for a couple of renovations, & windows and advice on minor work to make this project conform to building codes per the Certificate of occupancy requirements.

The Project is Mariposa Grove (828, 832 & 834 - 59th Street in oakland), and is comprised of 3 existing, inhabited buildings. Its an amazing co-housing project undergoing condo conversion so that the current low-income residents can buy their own units at an affordable price. This is why we asking for help, since we would really like to get pro-bono work or perhaps a reduced rate, in order to keep the overall project costs down and keep the project affordable to low -income households."

Here is the Mariposa Grove group's website:

Roughly we need:
- amending existing drawings to include windows to an enclosed 2nd story back porch addition
- plans for existing windows (3 or 4) which were added w/o permits
- plans for minor renovations which resulted in the merging of 2 units (addition of door & removal of kitchen)

For more information:
Francis McIlveen
Northern California Land Trust
3126 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
p: 510-548-7878 x369
f: 510-548-7562

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