Jack London Gateway Senior Housing
Residents of West Oakland have historically faced health disparities including high asthma rates due to the industrial land uses in the neighborhood. The development of Jack London Gateway begins to address these disparities by supporting resource-efficient land use strategies and sustainable building practices. A model in design and construction, this 61-unit affordable senior housing development is an infill of an underutilized urban shopping center parking lot. From concept to daily operations, the quality of life and health concerns of the low-income to extremely low-income residents were considered and has resulted in the highest Green Point Rated multifamily building to date.
Jack London Gateway received the 2010 Gold Nugget Grand Award for Green Point Rated Community of the Year.
Green Building Features:
- The building received the highest Green-Point Rating given by Build It Green.
- Common areas and hot water heating are powered by solar energy.
- Low-VOC interior paints and interior flooring was used.
- Water-saving toilets were installed.
- Water-saving irrigation methods and reclaimed/recycled water are used for landscaping.
- Lower floors are designated non-smoking.
- Raised garden boxes and composting bin are available for residents’ use
Architect: SGPA Architecture & Planning
Contractor: Branagh, Inc.
Union Bank, City of Oakland, Silicon Valley Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank, Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board (StopWaste.org)
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