TRANSIT Address: 35 Gish Road, San Jose, San Jose
Owner: First Community Housing
Contractor: Branagh Inc
Units: 35 Family
Completed: 2008
Cost: $10.4M
Built on a brownfield site adjacent to a light-rail station, this mixed-use infill housing development increases density while providing a transportation option to residents. The 35 affordable apartments are reserved strictly for families earning less than one-half the median income in the area, and 35 percent of residents suffer from physical disabilities, making close proximity to public transportation a major concern. An enhanced quality of life for the residents was a design imperative.