Affordable | Attached Residential
78 Units | 2.12 AC | 36.8 U/A
550 - 1,042 SF
Color and Materials
Amcal Multi-Housing, Inc.
Architecture and planning that support City’s Beach-Edinger Specific Plan, a template for transforming Beach Boulevard from a rag-tag of uses, styles and intensities into thoughtfully organized urban redevelopment. For this 100% affordable workforce housing community, key goals included market-rate aesthetics, interactive street presence and lower density ambience.
Courtyard planning visually opens tight infill parcel, provides pleasing outdoor spaces, and relates to lobby, offices and community center with kitchen, computer lab and gathering space. Offering residents a positive community focus, these centralized elements also spark the steady foot traffic that activates Beach Boulevard.
South-oriented courtyards bring light and coastal breezes to most units, which occupy 3 levels above parking podium. Through-plan views and open layouts visually expand every home. Per plan enhancements of decks, dining and en suite masters strengthen market rate quality.
Spare, contemporary envelope softens high density. Subtle palette, sunshades and laser-cut railings strengthen interest without clutter, presenting fresh, upscale identify in high-profile location.
Providing critically needed housing for local wage earners, this LEED Silver project incorporates social services for children and adults, boosting its long-term vitality. Praised by public officials, it sets a high and practicable bar for future development.