A brownfield site sandwiched between the existing commuter and freight lines and currently cut off from the BART station by tracks is being reclaimed for a vibrant mixed-use district including these high-density affordable family apartments.
Station Center Family Housing comprises 157 affordable rental units in two buildings framing a public playground and overlooking the new plaza and eventual direct connection to the BART station.
The building is ringed with active edges: The main entry is framed by a towering entry portal, and the face of the building is lined with retail arcade that is soon to house a corner cafe and a market. Along Cheeves Street, additional public and private entryways connect to the sidewalk. At the rear, housing "wraps" the neighborhood-serving garage, shielding it from view.