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Lorenzo Creek Apartments, Castro Valley, CA

Photo: Adrian Schulz

Lorenzo Creek Apartments provides 28 affordable housing units for people with physical disabilities or HIV-AIDS in Castro Valley. The design was developed with input from intensive workshops with members of the disabled community and will provide offices for support services, rooms for community activities, a child's play area, and a large outdoor terrace for community gatherings. The units are designed with outdoor circulation admit maximum daylight and with large bathrooms to facilitate wheelchair access. A variety of unit sizes from one-bedroom, one bath to three-bedroom, two bath insures that the project will serve families of all sizes.

The building is designed to take advantage of a long, narrow sloping site by using an ingenious split-level design to maximize the building envelope. This also allows covered parking to be provided beneath the outdoor terrace.


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