Greenfair Village Partners, Sacramento, California
MIG worked with developers Greenfair Village Partners in Sacramento, California to redevelop a 30-acre infill site east of Downtown. In 1968, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) purchased Greenfair—formerly the site of the California state fair—and built experimental housing units as one of the first efforts designed to meet the demand for affordable housing in urban areas. MIG built upon a previous visioning effort to prepare a land use plan, architectural guidelines and streetscape standards. MIG organized activities to keep community members and stakeholder agencies apprised of the project’s status and solicit input as the design evolved. When built, Greenfair Village has the opportunity to be recognized at the state and national level as a model urban village—a thriving community in the heart of the city.