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Three New Tenants Announced for Redding Public Market

Three more tenants have secured space in the downtown attraction, which is expected to open in summer of 2024. Seng Saechao, who co-owns three other restaurants in Redding, will open an Asian noodle bar called Noodle House in the market. Jacob Dill of 32 Below in north Redding will bring his ice cream shop to the market. Local sommelier Jacquelyn Horton, who overseas the culinary arts program and teaches wine classes at Shasta College, will partner with Scott Brody to open a wine bar in the downtown market. Brody currently works in the food and beverage business in San Francisco but will move to Redding to operate the wine bar when it opens. K2 Development Companies worked with Steve Carlin, CEO of Carlin Company, who founded the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, to come up with the public market concept.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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Downtown Shasta Lake Transformation Underway with $50M 'Cascade Village' Development

A big change is coming to Shasta Lake City and developers say it will create a true downtown for Shasta Lake City. The final financial piece fell into place in July of 2023; $24 million in state tax credits to help fund the $50 million "Cascade Village" project. The development will span both sides of Shasta Dam Boulevard, between Farmers Marketplace and Tri-Counties Bank. K2 Development Companies CEO Allen Knott says it's a perfect spot for 49 housing units and 8,000-square feet of commercial space. He says the design is a nod to the city's history—a tight-knit community created during the building of Shasta Dam. Cascade Village is a project between K2, The City of Shasta Lake, and the Redding Rancheria. Groundbreaking is set for November and will take two years to build. 
Source: KRCR News Channel 7



Downtown Redding 'Public Market' Set to Open Summer 2024

A public market modeled after similar destinations in Napa and San Francisco is coming to downtown Redding. The public market will be on the ground level of the Market Center building that opened nearly three years ago. K2 Development Companies announced the first three tenants in the market, which also will feature a large outdoor temperature-controlled drinking garden where patrons can gather while enjoying a beer, glass of wine or cocktail. The owners of Fall River Brewing Co. and The Bantam Kitchen & Cooler, two of the first tenants, were on hand Thursday morning to talk about the new community marketplace.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight


First Business Opens in Redding’s Market Center Building

The latest addition to a national chain, Apricot Lane Boutiques, opened its doors for the first time. Owner Kassandra Warner says it has finally come together just five days after giving birth to her first child. The retail side of the K2 Development Company's project has been vacant for two years, but Chief Executive Officer Allen Knott says while there's been plenty of interest, they're patiently choosing the right mix of tenants. “We feel like we have a civic duty to ensure that the mix of tenants and the quality of tenants in our downtown are programmed correctly in this building. Apricot Lane is the level of tenant that we’re looking for at Market Center," said Knott. "So, it is a huge milestone for the building and our downtown to really have proof of concept that these type of high-quality tenants can, and do, look for a space like this in our downtown.” 
Source: KRCR News Channel 7

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Plans in Works for Long-Vacant Downtown Redding Property

Local developer K2 Development is in escrow to purchase a vacant lot at the corner of Shasta and Market streets in Redding, California, with plans to build a three-story building featuring artsy, one-bedroom apartments and an indoor-outdoor restaurant. The project is expected to take about 16 months to complete and could open for business in late 2023. K2 has previously worked on the redevelopment of downtown Redding, including the construction of the 82-unit Market Center building and the Block 7 development, which will feature 79 affordable apartments and 20 market-rate units. The vacant lot has previously been used as a parking lot and was formerly a gas station.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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78 More Affordable Apartments in $111M Block 7 Project

Construction has begun on 78 affordable apartments in three buildings as part of the $111 million Block 7 project in downtown Redding, California. The one- and two-bedroom units will range from 680 to 880 square feet and will be available at mixed-income rates from 30% to 80% of the area's median income. The apartments are expected to be move-in ready by late 2022 and will complement the 84 affordable apartments that opened in the area last year. The Block 7 project is being developed by the McConnell Foundation in partnership with K2 Development and the City of Redding.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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Affordable Apartments Fill Up on Lake Boulevard

The first phase of Kennett Court Apartments has been fully leased.  Construction on the second phase of the Kennett Court Apartments, an affordable housing complex in Redding, California, is underway. The first phase of the development, which consists of two buildings with 48 units, was leased out by early March. The apartments in the complex are targeted towards low-income families making 35% to 60% of the area's median household income. The development is being built by K2 Development, the same company that built the fully leased out Market Center apartments in downtown Redding. The need for affordable housing in the area has increased following the Carr Fire in July 2018 and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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Redding Celebrates Market Street Reopening

The grand reopening of Market Street in Redding, California took place on Wednesday, February 23, 2021 with more than 100 people gathering to witness the event. The street had been closed for 49 years and was reopened to vehicle traffic. The event featured a parade of antique cars, a fire truck, police cruiser and cyclists. The street's reopening was part of a larger project called the Downtown Streets Circulation project, which was sparked by the redevelopment of a former department store and received funding from a $20 million state grant. The street will feature one-way and two-way traffic and time-restricted parking. The reopening was welcomed by local businesses, which had endured the construction process.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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“What we have going down here is special” Downtown Redding Update

David Benda explores redevelopment efforts in downtown Redding where over the past few decades have brought in various signs of progress, including the Market Street Demonstration Block, the Market Street Promenade, the redevelopment of the Cascade Theatre, and Cascade Square. Despite these efforts, downtown Redding has remained primarily a Monday-through-Friday destination for workers. However, the recent development of multi-million-dollar projects such as Market Center, Block 7, and the new Shasta County Courthouse has led to a ripple effect of smaller projects that are bringing more housing to the area and making downtown more livable and walkable.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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What’s Behind Redding’s Color-Splashed Murals

Seven murals featuring local scenes and landmarks, such as the Sundial Bridge and Tiger Field, will be displayed on the sides of the new Market Center in downtown Redding. The four-story mixed-use building, which includes apartments on the top three floors and retail space on the first floor, is set to have a grand opening on February 24th. The murals, created by artist Vincent Sacco and his team, were inspired by research into the history and culture of Redding, and are meant to represent the city's recreation and beauty. The bright, vibrant colors of the murals were chosen to stand out in Redding's sunny weather.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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The New Market Center Steam Whistle Blows for the First Time

A public art installation featuring three steam whistles has been erected outside the new Market Center building in Redding, California. The whistles, which stand about 20 feet high, will sound every Friday at 5 p.m. to signal the end of the work week and the start of the city's weekend nightlife. The installation is intended to pay tribute to Redding's industrial past and signal its industrial future, and was created by Modus Studio as part of the city's streetscape project.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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Market Center Apartments Leased Up

The streets around the new Market Center in downtown Redding, California, will open to vehicular traffic on February 5, according to Deputy City Manager Steve Bade. The mixed-use building, which features residential apartments on its top three floors, was supposed to open in December, but wet weather has delayed the project. The new parking garage under the Market Center opened on January 8 and features metered public spaces. The building's owner, K2 Development, has also fully leased the apartments and is in negotiations with potential retail tenants for the ground floor, with plans to launch a marketing campaign in February to coincide with the reopening of the streets.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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Market Center Apartments Ready for Move-In

The Market Center building in downtown Redding, California, is a $38MM mixed-use affordable housing project on Market Street, featuring 82 affordable housing units on three floors and retail space at street level. The building's CEO, Daniel Knott, says it has a "broad range of tenants" and is "really happy to welcome our residents to their new homes". A $12MM City of Redding street project will open up the grid where the Downtown Mall once stood, and the "Block 7" project, featuring a new parking structure, retail space and affordable housing, is under construction just to the west of the Market Center.

Source: KRCR News Channel 7

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Projects that Helped Shape Redding in 2020

The Block 7 project in Redding, California, is a partnership between the McConnell Foundation, K2 Development and the city of Redding. The project, which is being developed on the site of the former California Street parking structure, will feature seven multi-story buildings with affordable and market-rate apartments, office and commercial businesses and Shasta College programs. Foundation work on a new six-story parking structure with 380 spaces began in December and is expected to be finished in January, with construction of the parking garage set to start soon after. The structure is expected to be finished in late 2021. Work on the five-story north tower is set to start in spring 2022, with Shasta College occupying three floors of the tower. The three separate buildings that will house 78 affordable apartments are expected to be ready for tenants in summer 2022.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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Homeless Shasta County Residents to Move Into Long-Term Housing

Five houses in Anderson and Shasta Lake in Shasta County, California, will be the first in the county to house homeless residents in a new program led by Hill Country Health and Wellness Center, a local medical nonprofit. The houses will accommodate a maximum of three people each and offer medical and other services to residents. The program is only open to people who do not have stable housing and who pass criminal background checks for the Section 8 rent subsidy program for low-income individuals. Hill Country will partner with the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency to determine eligibility for the program, which is expected to begin in January. ADK Properties LLC, a subsidiary of K2 Development Company, has purchased and is renovating the houses.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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Downtown Parking Garage Now Under Construction

Foundation work has begun on a new six-story parking structure in the Block 7 development in Redding, California. The development, a partnership between the McConnell Foundation, K2 Development and the city of Redding, will feature seven multi-story buildings including affordable and market-rate apartments, office and commercial businesses, and Shasta College programs. The parking structure, set to open in late fall 2021, will have 398 spaces for building tenants and the public, and will cost money to park in. Work on the five-story north tower, which will house Shasta College programs, is expected to start this spring, with the three buildings of 78 affordable apartments set to begin construction after the north tower is complete.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

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California League of Cities issues a $36.3MM bond for an affordable housing project in Redding, CA

The California League of Cities-sponsored bond agency has issued $36.3m in tax-exempt bonds for an affordable housing project in Redding, California. The project, called Block 7 Downtown Apartments, will be built by K2 Development Companies and will provide 80% of the rental housing units as rent-restricted for low-income tenants. The project will also include market-rate apartments and a combined retail space. The financing for the project will maintain the affordability of the units for low-income tenants for 55 years.

Source: California League of Cities

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The City of Shasta Lake may be getting a face lift

The City of Shasta Lake in California is working with several agencies to apply for a state grant to revamp the city with a focus on affordable housing and transportation. If approved, the project would include 49 affordable housing units, retail space, and new roads with more access for pedestrians and cyclists. The project is being called the Shasta Lake Downtown Revitalization Project and will be located in the center of the city on both sides of Shasta Dam Boulevard. The city and its partners will submit an application with the developer's renderings by February 11. The state will decide who gets the grant in May and if The City of Shasta Lake is chosen, it will have five years to complete the project.

Source: KRCR News Channel 7

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Center of Hope Housing with Supportive Services Moving Forward

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors in California has approved an application for between $2.5MM and $5MM in funding from the state's No Place Like Home program for a $22MM apartment complex for homeless individuals with a serious mental illness or at risk of homelessness. The project, which still needs to be permitted by the City of Redding and requires additional funding, will consist of 49 units, 15 of which will be designated for homeless residents with a severe mental illness, while the remaining units will be market-rate affordable apartments. The McConnell Foundation and K2 Development Companies, working under the name ADK Properties, will own the project and Hill Country Health and Wellness will provide client services.

Source: Redding Record Searchlight

A group of people at the Block 7 ribbon cutting ceremony.

AHSC – Activating Downtown Redding Through Walking, Biking, and Affordable Housing

The City of Redding in California has received $20 million from the state's Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities Program to develop the Block 7 Net Zero Housing and Downtown Activation Project. Led by K2 Land and Investment and a number of other community organisations, the project will create 78 homes and over 12,000 sq ft of retail space, as well as nearly four miles of bike lanes and over half a mile of sidewalks. The development will also include a bikeshare programme, active transportation education and urban greening elements that will complete a river trail connection from Turtle Bay Exploration Park to downtown Redding.

Source: California Climate Investments

Developing Sustainable and Resilient Communities

In every project, K2 aspires to think far into the future to build resilient structures that benefit generations to come. Every design we develop is crafted with purpose and we endeavor to employ sustainability standards and smart growth principles wherever possible. Many of our projects are net-zero and feature state-of-the-art solar arrays and other environmental elements.