Posted on: November 1, 2023
Source: SF YIMBY
A new affordable housing project celebrated ground breaking at 38889 Bell Street in Fremont. The project proposal includes the development of a two-building affordable housing community that includes redeveloping a motel on the site and a new three-story construction. The project aims to enrich community thru efficient design.
The project team includes RCD, James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp, and Van Meter Williams Pollack.
Named Bell Street Gardens, the project will bring two buildings offering affordable housing units. The first building is the renovation of the existing two-story motel, offering a total of 79 units. The second affordable housing building will be a new three-story structure, offering 49 units.
The first building will have units designed as a mix of studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. The project site is a parcel spanning an area of 1.1 acres. The units are reserved for a low-income population, with 25% of units being reserved for tenants with special needs. Along with a welcoming lobby along Bell Street, the complex will provide in-building resident services, in-building laundry, and large community room that opens to a shared outdoor patio and landscaped courtyard.
The second building will be situated along Bell Street, offering 49 units on 0.86 acres, with a mix of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom units within four stories. The new housing development will also include in-building resident services, in-building laundry, a spacious exercise room shared with Building 1, and large community room that opens up to a shared courtyard with patio and play area.
The 100% affordable housing project is targeting LEED Gold certification with a focus on water and energy efficiency, durability, low maintenance, and indoor air quality in the face of recurring natural disasters. Bell Street Gardens is focused on establishing a strong sense of community between residents while simultaneously enriching the immediate area.
Onsite amenities also includes spacious community rooms, shared courtyards with patios and play area. The estimated project completion has not been announced yet.
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