Located in the North Bay Redevelopment Area north of downtown San Diego and near the airport, Mission Apartments create greatly needed additional family workforce/affordable housing and delivers quality on-site social services, community investment and redevelopment. The project capitalizes on a rare “Smart Growth” opportunity to provide transit-oriented development where workers can take advantage of existing mass transit facilities, literally next door. Built on a 1.5-acre redevelopment site, the community includes 85 two and three bedroom units designed for family living. Taking advantage of a change in grade between the street entrance at the first floor and the motor court required for the parking, the architects created a pedestrian bridge that spans the motor court and steps down into the landscaped “island” courtyard to assure a safe pathway to the tot lots/play areas, outdoor seating and BBQ. Other amenities on site include a community room with offices, a kitchen, computer room and bicycle storage. Mission Apartments has achieved LEED Gold certification.
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