Casa San Juan
An existing city in-fill site, occupied by a closed medical clinic built in the 1960's, was cleared to make room for a 64 unit affordable family housing project. After many neighborhood meetings and design charettes the project was able to capture the ambiance of neighboring historical structures. The project was the first phase of an inter-generational neighborhood which now includes a three-story affordable senior apartment project and adaptive reuse of historical buildings. It was built under budget and construction was completed prior to schedule. In addition, the project received recognition by winning a National Agency Award of Excellence for housing and community development.
The gated project is wood framed, smooth exterior plaster with towers, tile roofs, patios, balconies, shutters, and detailing to fit into the neighborhood. The structures are mostly seven unit apartment buildings comprised of two, three, and four bedroom flats, along with three bedroom townhome styled units. There is a full-service community building with an office, kitchen, game room, laundry and storage. Site amenities include garages, children's play area, half court basketball court, barbeques, and covered arbors.
- Client: Mercy Housing California
- Project Data
- Location: Oxnard, California
- Completion: 1998
- Size: 3 acres
- Project Cost: 5.6 million