St. Joseph’s Campus

Format
Brief

City
Oakland

State/Province
CA

Country
USA

Metro Area
San Francisco

Project Type
Multifamily Rental

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Multifamily Rental Housing
Senior Housing

Keywords
Adaptive use
Affordable housing
Bond financing
Community development corporation
Elderly/seniors’ housing
Healthy place features
Historic preservation
Historic tax credits
Low-income housing
Multifamily housing
Open space
Rental housing
ULI Global Awards for Excellence 2015 Winner

Site Size
2.91 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2006

Date Opened
2010

A brief is a short version of a case study.

St. Joseph’s Campus in Oakland, California, offers 146 new apartments affordable to seniors and families with low incomes, on a multigenerational campus comprising three rehabilitated historic buildings, one new building, and amenities like gardens, community and art rooms, and social services. The campus was built in one of the costliest housing markets in the United States, and the deal was assembled during the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, at a time when housing construction had come to a near-standstill.

The design sensitively creates environments that cater both to independent seniors who have aged out of their homes, as well as to large families seeking safe and clean housing. The campus rejuvenated a beloved local landmark, respecting the neighborhood’s history while adding substantial new housing density on a site near transit, shops, schools, and services.

Cynthia Parker, president and CEO of developer BRIDGE Housing, calls St. Joseph’s an “intergenerational campus that allows people to live, work, and play here . . . a vibrant place for many generations to come.”

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Format
Brief

City
Oakland

State/Province
CA

Country
USA

Metro Area
San Francisco

Project Type
Multifamily Rental

Location Type
Other Central City

Land Uses
Multifamily Rental Housing
Senior Housing

Keywords
Adaptive use
Affordable housing
Bond financing
Community development corporation
Elderly/seniors’ housing
Healthy place features
Historic preservation
Historic tax credits
Low-income housing
Multifamily housing
Open space
Rental housing
ULI Global Awards for Excellence 2015 Winner

Site Size
2.91 acres
acres hectares

Date Started
2006

Date Opened
2010

Website
www.bridgehousing.com/properties/family/alameda/oakland/terraza-palmera

Developer, owner, and manager
BRIDGE Housing Corporation
San Francisco, CA
www.bridgehousing.com

Architect
Van Meter Williams Pollack
San Francisco, CA
www.vmwp.com

General contractor
James E. Roberts–Obayashi Corporation
Danville, California

Special thanks
Ellen Anderton, marketing communications manager, BRIDGE Housing

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Patrick L. Phillips
Global Chief Executive Officer

Kathleen B. Carey
President and CEO, ULI Foundation

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Director
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Principal Author

James A. Mulligan
Senior Editor/Manuscript Editor

David James Rose
Copy Editor

ULI Global Awards for Excellence 2015 Winner

Note: This Case Study Brief draws extensively on information and text from a submission to the 2015 ULI Global Awards for Excellence program.