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Architect Magazine
January 25, 2013

IN THE NEWS: January 21, 2013


Bruce DeMartini
Equity Community Builders


San Francisco, CA: Equity Community Builders secured $41 million in New Market Tax Credit allocation on behalf of the San Francisco Jazz Center organization to complete the funding for the SF JAZZ Center, located at Franklin and Fell streets in San Francisco.

In her feature article in Architect Magazine, Deane Madsen describes the special features of the new music performance and education space.  “The Center is the first free-standing building for jazz in the country,” says Randall Kline, the founder and Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ.

“The multi-million dollar investment ECB generated through the tax credit program helped accelerate the impressive fundraising effort of the SFJAZZ leadership, and served to highlight the organization’s community service education and outreach programs,” noted ECB Founding Principal (and SFJAZZ member) Ben Golvin.

For two decades ECB has demonstrated its commitment to responsibly developing buildings and creating great places that contribute to the vitality of neighborhoods and help strengthen communities. We aim to provide affordable housing at all points on the income spectrum; to apply adaptive re-use strategies of historic structures; and to develop centers for non-profit innovation.

Read the article.