San Lorenzo Senior Housing | San Lorenzo, CA

Affordable Senior Housing


San Lorenzo Senior Housing is a 77-unit senior affordable rental housing development located within a shopping center in the unincorporated Alameda County neighborhood of San Lorenzo, California. The site formerly housed a post office, which was demolished to accommodate the new construction. The new 4-story building offers 70 one-bedroom units, 2 two-bedroom units, 4 studios, and 1 additional management unit. The apartments are available to seniors 55 years of age and older, who earn up to 50% of area median income. The program includes offices for on-site property management staff, a large garden area with integrated walkways and patio on the ground floor, a community room with kitchen, an exercise room, computer lab, and laundry rooms. The building’s composition includes 3-stories of wood frame construction over one story of concrete podium for common area and tuck under parking. The project achieved a respectable Platinum Green Point Rating.


This development is the first step in creating a mixed-use community in this retail strip mall. The strong frontage coupled with the neighboring library provides a civic presence for the San Lorenzo Community.


  • Large courtyard featuring orchard and pavilion
  • Extensive trellis
  • Sunshades throughout
  • Warm exterior finishes
  • Large sundial on visible facade


  • Green point rated (170 points expected)
  • PV ready
  • Solar thermal hot water system
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Recycled materials with low VOC content
  • Drought tolerant landscaping


  • Client: Mercy Housing
  • Building size/acres: 76,257 sq.ft./ 1.36 acre
  • Density: 77 units

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP