Capacity nears 60 percent at Millwork...

Capacity nears 60 percent at Millworks building

There are 36 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Feb 16, 2010, titled Capacity nears 60 percent at Millworks building. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

The Millworks building in downtown Novato is approaching 60 percent capacity, according to a representative of FPI Management, which handles leasing at the residential/retail development.

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BUDDY BOY

Novato, CA

#1 Feb 17, 2010
Good. I'm on here before all you snivelers and whiners get a chance. Even though 60% is a far cry from 100%, we're getting there. And I'll say something that should be obvious to even the most mentally-challenged of you cry-babies. What's there now is FAR BETTER than what used to be there. An ugly, abandoned mill. Up next: N Redwood Blvd. Because we really need to do something about that ugly, not-so-abandoned rock place. A Wal-Mart would be nice...
leave it to beaver

AOL

#2 Feb 17, 2010
buddy boy, you are such a twit. "take a pill works" is a nightmare. Now novato can shell out 3 bucks for a whole foods tomato but feel good because at least the label says it was range fed and organic (however that is defined). how many regular people can eat that crap and also afford their jetboats and fishing poles? Crimy, they have a woman who gives shoulder massages and then "balances energy with the gratitational forces of her hands". What poppycock.

by the way, the apartments were built to be condos, so instead of pride of ownership you get an SRO.
BUDDY BOY

Novato, CA

#3 Feb 17, 2010
leave it to beaver wrote:
buddy boy, you are such a twit. "take a pill works" is a nightmare. Now novato can shell out 3 bucks for a whole foods tomato but feel good because at least the label says it was range fed and organic (however that is defined). how many regular people can eat that crap and also afford their jetboats and fishing poles? Crimy, they have a woman who gives shoulder massages and then "balances energy with the gratitational forces of her hands". What poppycock.
by the way, the apartments were built to be condos, so instead of pride of ownership you get an SRO.
Ahh, the first sniveler. Did I say something good about Whole Foods? Other than the fact that it's better than an ugly, abandoned mill, no. When you have a Mega-Safeway, like I do, right across the freeway, you don't need anything else. And why the hell would you care about "pride of ownership"? What's it to you? Nothing. Except one more thing to whine about...
BUDDY BOY

Novato, CA

#4 Feb 17, 2010
leave it to beaver wrote:
. Now novato can shell out 3 bucks for a whole foods tomato but feel good because at least the label says it was range fed
And tomatoes are not a grazing plant.

Since: Dec 09

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Feb 17, 2010
leave it to beaver wrote:
Now novato can shell out 3 bucks for a whole foods tomato but feel good because at least the label says it was range fed and organic (however that is defined).
Don't buy it then. No one is forcing you or me to buy a $3 tomato. There are plenty of places around selling good tomatoes. You get the idea?
Koalabear2525

Antioch, CA

#6 Feb 17, 2010
the only way to sell those condos wwas to turn them into apt rents that was and is the only way to fill the place up . when we have no jobs here what are you to do Whole Foods would be nice . even Trader Jos
50 to go

Novato, CA

#7 Feb 17, 2010
They are saying 60% of what? i was there last week and they also told me 60 % but then they said 60 % of the ones they opened up for rental.
Gary

San Rafael, CA

#8 Feb 17, 2010
How many of those units are Section 8 welfare cases?
How many are free market?
Dave

Novato, CA

#9 Feb 17, 2010
BUDDY BOY wrote:
Good. I'm on here before all you snivelers and whiners get a ch. Truncated. we really need to do something about that ugly, not-so-abandoned rock place. A Wal-Mart would be nice...
I actually agree with you 100%. Even on the walmart idea. This town could use the places that I currently have to drive thirty minutes to get to. Must be close the the Second Coming or something....
section 8

Novato, CA

#10 Feb 17, 2010
Gary wrote:
How many of those units are Section 8 welfare cases?
How many are free market?
None of them are section 8 yet ! Read before you speak
june cleaver

AOL

#11 Feb 17, 2010
buddy boy is right. the new building and store a nothing but positive for Novato. I hope the City continues to improve the downtown area.

Beaver, how dare you complain!
Gary

San Rafael, CA

#12 Feb 17, 2010
section 8 wrote:
<quoted text> None of them are section 8 yet ! Read before you speak
"YET"
TheFuture

United States

#13 Feb 17, 2010
60% probably is not covering the mortgage payments. Wonder what concessions the owner dragged out of the lender to keep this afloat.
BUDDY BOY

Novato, CA

#14 Feb 17, 2010
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
I actually agree with you 100%. Even on the walmart idea. This town could use the places that I currently have to drive thirty minutes to get to. Must be close the the Second Coming or something....
The New Orleans Saints are Super Bowl Champions. There's a black guy running the country. And "Dave" from Novato agrees with me. I feel like Charlton Heston in "Planet of the Apes". "GET YOUR STINKING PAWS OFF ME, YOU DAMN DIRTY APE. THE WHOLE WORLD'S UPSIDE DOWN!!!"...
BUDDY BOY

Novato, CA

#15 Feb 17, 2010
june cleaver wrote:
buddy boy is right. the new building and store a nothing but positive for Novato. I hope the City continues to improve the downtown area.
Beaver, how dare you complain!
Thanks, June. We really need to have a talk with The Beaver...
Zorro

Novato, CA

#16 Feb 17, 2010
The article says nothing about section 8 housing.

Here is how it works. A landlord is trying to lease his rental unit. A prospective tenant comes and wants the unit. The tenant agrees to full market rate and section 8 agrees to pay maybe 90% of the market rate. The tenant pays 10% out of their welfare money.

The desperate landlord is now guaranteed 90% of the rent and his unit is rented at "Full Market Rate". It is confidential.

In low income housing the rent is below market rate and that is public knowledge.

Any rental can become Section 8. All it takes is a willing landlord.
Keith

Los Gatos, CA

#17 Feb 17, 2010
I walked through these units back in the fall. They were nice, but still a bit pricey, hovering around $2000/month for 2/2 and climbing. Then there was the $25 a month pet fee (along with a deposit, I think) if you wanted to bring one. Some of the units had nice, private balconies while others had balconies facing the courtyard, which offered nothing in the way of privacy.
FatFreddysCat

Tracy, CA

#18 Feb 17, 2010
That's appropriate, no grocery store on Earth has taken longer to open.
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>...grocery store that is expected to open on Earth Day,
Ridiculous

Novato, CA

#19 Feb 17, 2010
Zorro wrote:
Any rental can become Section 8. All it takes is a willing landlord.
...and in this case, we're talking about a pretty desperate landlord.

I'm pretty sure the required "very low income" units (along with the ridiculous prices) helped ruin their attempt to sell condos (anyone remember the awkward announcement on their site?). I wouldn't want to move right next door to that and pay the full exorbitant price...would you?

Section 8 is definitely much sneakier, and I think it's a safe bet that a fair portion of their "60%" is comprised of just that.

Since: Aug 08

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#20 Feb 17, 2010
The capacity is how much it will hold and the occupancy the portion that's inhabited or at least rented or owned. 60% capacity means 40% has yet to be built and says nothing about the occupancy.

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