Sonoma County Housing visits Redding to Learn about Mixed-Use Development Downtown, Tour Carr Fire Areas

 In Community Vitality

On October 24th, Ben Wickham (Affordable Housing Director for Sonoma County) visited Redding to learn about the mixed-use development dubbed “Block 7” that is planned for downtown Redding.

Both fire-affected communities (Carr Fire and Tubbs Fire, respectively), the meeting was productive and generated insights on how to best approach growing housing supply in the wake of a fire and also revitalizing a downtown core at the same time.

While in town, the Sonoma representative met with Mayor Kristen Schreder, Bruce Ross (District Director for State Senator Brian Dahle), Chuck Aukland (City of Redding Director of Public Works), Dan Wayne (Shasta Regional Transportation Agency), Laura Burch (Shasta County Housing), and the development team of K2 and The McConnell Foundation. The visit included a tour of fire-affected areas, including Whiskeytown Lake.

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