9201 Wilshire Blvd. #303
Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210-5514
Fax: 310.859.8804
Michael Dieden,

In 1996, Michael Dieden founded Creative Housing Associates. Targeting urban opportunities where there is a proven market and financing advantages, CHA is committed to developing profitable as well as environmentally and socially responsible projects. CHA has targeted the “transit village” niche in California, and the company focuses on building mixed-use projects in urban in-fill and/or adjacent to public transit rail lines. CHA’s projects focus on re-building community by creating a sense of “place” in pedestrian-oriented environments. CHA’s projects combine important transit components like bicycle shops, and neighborhood- and commuter-serving retail stores such as grocery markets, cafés and newsstands.

CHA is actively working on a transit village for MacArthur BART Station in Oakland. This 10-acre site, seven of which are owned by BART, is now an unsightly hole in the ground with 580+ surface parking spaces. MacArthur Station will re-invigorate the neighborhood and restore the original street grid to create a vibrant, urban village. The project will include approximately 500 units of housing, 120,000 s.f. of office, an adaptive re-use of an existing historical building into a bed & breakfast style inn, and neighborhood and commuter serving retail, including a 50,000-s.f. grocery market. The project also will include a new 1,500-vehicle public parking structure to serve BART as well as the project.

Sustainable Characteristics
• Mixed use
• Pedestrian Design
• Transportation Choice