New Urbanist Plan Features Affordable Multifamily Units


Bella Monte Apartments consists of 52 multifamily affordable units on 2.18 acres with an interconnected, pedestrian-focused internal street system. Four buildings divided in plan and elevation present a rhythm of two and three-story sections with two and three-bedroom townhouses on upper floors above ground floor one and two-bedroom flats. Three story towers with high quality exterior finishes highlight the plaza end of each building. Site amenities include a childcare center, a community room, and a laundry room. Bella Monte Apartments was made possible with funding from; Contra Costa County, US Bank, California Housing and Community Development’s Multifamily Housing Program, and the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program.


Design a family-oriented, affordable community focused around onsite childcare, enclosed play area, and indoor and outdoor community space.


Develop a 9-acre parcel serving 118 single and multi-family units with an interconnected, pedestrian-focused internal street system.

Design Features

  • Central plaza
  • Interconnected, pedestrian-focused internal street system
  • Childcare center, community room, and laundry room
  • Enclosed play yard
  • Alternating two- and three-story volumes break down building massing

Interactive Street View

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