News Stories

Monday, November 23, 2009

By D. Ashley Furness for the North Bay Business Journal

Southwest clinic nears purchase Fountaingrove building

Southwest Community Health Center signed an agreement to purchase a 42,500-square-foot Fountaingrove area building late last week in a nearly 40 percent expansion of its capacity, its largest to date.

“The need for a community health center of this magnitude is real, and that need keeps growing,” said Southwest Chief Executive Officer Naomi Fuchs.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Kevin McCallum for The Press Democrat

Tax credits spur some home buyers

Hesitant buyers take the plunge after state, federal discounts offered

For six months, Jon Wills has been looking to buy a home in Sonoma County, eager to take advantage of plummeting prices. But those same sinking home prices made the Petaluma roofer wary of taking the plunge.

Then the state and federal governments, eager to put a floor under home prices and jump-start the economy, offered Wills something he couldn’t refuse.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

By D. Ashley Furness for The Press Democrat

Hugh Futrell Corp. to advise Southwest 60,000-square-foot expansion

Southwest Community Health Center announced today that prominent developer Hugh Futrell Corp. will advise its 60,000-square-foot expansion and consolidation project that will more than double its patient capacity.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to assist Southwest Community Health Center, one of the North Bay’s leading health care organizations, in this important project,” said Hugh Futrell, president of HFC.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

By William Jason for The Press Democrat

Santa Rosa subdivision Bridge Trail going all solar

Santa Rosa-based developer Hugh Futrell Corp. is building what could be Sonoma County’s first residential subdivision composed entirely of homes equipped with solar-electric panels.

The company has built the first 17 of a planned 200 solar-equipped houses on a 30-acre parcel bordering Fulton Road in northwest Santa Rosa. The project, known as Bridge Trail, represents a total investment of approximately $4 million dollars in solar equipment and installation, both provided by San Jose-based SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR).

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

By Kevin McCallum for The Press Democrat

Solar Subdivision

When the time came for Kasey Capener to sell her Rincon Valley home and move into something less expensive and with a smaller yard, the 52-year-old nursery manager had no shortage of options.

As sales of new homes have stalled along with the rest of the market, Capener was in a position to be picky, so she chose a home with an environmentally friendly feature none of the others had -- solar panels.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

SunPower Press Release

Hugh Futrell Corporation Opens First Solar Home Community in Sonoma County

1.9 Kilowatt SunPower Solar Electric Systems Included as Standard Feature

Homebuilder Hugh Futrell Corporation and SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWR), a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today announced the opening of Bridge Trail at The North Village, Sonoma County's first solar-electric new home community.

Each of the 43 homes at Bridge Trail features a 1.9 kilowatt SunPower rooftop solar panel system, which is expected to save homeowners 50 percent to 75 percent on their monthly electric bills. Additionally, the solar electric power systems qualify homebuyers for a one-time federal tax credit of up to $2,000. Over 30 years, each Bridge Trail home will offset the production of 39,500 pounds of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to planting 30 acres of trees or not driving 49,000 miles on California's highways.

"Solar power is good for the environment and our communities. It's reliable and produces no greenhouse gases or noise," said Hugh Futrell, president of Hugh Futrell Corporation. "Including solar power in these new homes is the right thing to do for the environment, and we are pleased to offer solar as a standard feature to the new homebuyers in Sonoma County with our Bridge Trail new home community."

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Monday, June 18, 2007

By Jeff Quackenbush for The Press Democrat

Futrell looks to build seven stories in ‘green’ mid-rise

Hugh Futrell, who has been redeveloping the Railroad Square area of downtown Santa Rosa, has two projects in the works for the east side of Highway 101.

In late May, Hugh Futrell Corp. submitted a request to the city for conceptual-design review, rezoning and a conditional-use permit for a seven-story housing and retail building to be built at a former bank branch site at 888 Fourth St. The site was acquired in October.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Clark Mason for The Press Democrat

Downtown denizens

Tara Jasper and her husband traded a four-bedroom home in Santa Rosa's Fountaingrove neighborhood for a one-bedroom townhouse over a Railroad Square sushi restaurant.

Their new, downtown abode is a half-block from the freeway, in a bustling historic neighborhood off Highway 101. And they love it.

Within about a block's radius of their two-story townhouse are eight restaurants, a nightclub, two coffeehouses, a wine bar and antique stores.

"I like to pretend I'm in Paris," she said of the brick buildings outside her picture window overlooking Fourth Street. "It's the old town. I love the historic part of Santa Rosa."

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