Salinas Gateway

AGRARIAN LIFE Address: 25 Lincoln Ave, Salinas
Owner: First Community Housing
Contractor: L&D Construction
Units: 52 Family
Completed: 2013
Cost: $31M
Drawing upon the region’s agrarian vernacular of packing sheds, cold storages and processing plants, the building’s materials and massing combine to express the Salinas ethos. The four story building provides dignified affordable housing in the form of 52 senior apartments above a ground level parking podium and commercial retail space. The 159,000 sq ft building sits on a small urban infill site of 0.75 acres and includes a community room with computers, a lounge, two community patios and private balconies for each unit.