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Target demographics: PLACE serves people of all kinds by building better communities in which to live, work, play, create, and interrelate. We serve artists and the arts. PLACE serves the environment. We serve cities and communities. those who are interested in the experiment of creating better places, better communities. PLACE serves the most impoverished people. Those without a voice.
PLACE builds sustainable communities for cities, affordable live/work space for artists and creatives, and renewable energy. We build sustainable supportive housing to help the most impoverished in our society. We build ecovillages that reflect the leading edge of community design.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We're working on these figures right now. But the WAV project currently provides 300 jobs. Not minimum wage job, but high paying jobs in law and banking and management and construction.
Geographic areas served: No limits
PLACE® is a nonprofit organization that works with cities to create and build leading-edge communities that promote the arts, environmentalism and social justice. Through a community-driven, ethically-focused process, PLACE develops new models for urban neighborhoods that demonstrate the best practices in environmental design, live/work development for artists and creative businesses, affordable workforce housing, and supportive housing for the most economically distressed. Our vision is to change the way communities are made.
The PLACE team brings experience and passion to the planning, designing, funding, building and stewardship of over $450 million of green arts projects, residential, commercial, serving other nonprofits and cities.
Recently, we have begun moving people into our WAV project, a sustainable community filled with artists and powered by solar power. In addition, we’ve created new homes for forty formerly homeless people and orphans and youth who’s foster care benefits end on their 18th birthday.
Over six hundred people have signed up to be involved with the WAV project in Ventura, CA. Thousands have participated in over a hundred meetings to guide the vision.
PLACE completed 6,200 square feet of commercial space targeted at arts-friendly businesses like coffee houses, jazz clubs, art galleries, wine bistros, etc. It helps support the WAV project.