Plaza Maria Affordable Housing, All projects, Apartments
San Jose, California

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Ground level units have entries and patios along the street edge.

Located in the redevelopment area of downtown San Jose, this project provides a community for 53 families. The apartments are incorporated into three buildings: a modulated four story corridor building maintaining the urban edge at the corner of 3rd and Reed streets, and two, two-story walk-ups along 4th Street. The heights, massing and detail of the buildings reflect the existing urban fabric while establishing this area as a gateway to the downtown core. To this end, the corner trellis-crowned tower signifies an entry and stands as a symbol of community.

Site plan.

project details


San Jose Housing Department

Nonprofit Housing Developer

Mercy Housing California


David Baker Architects


project data
Plaza Maria Affordable Housing
3rd + Reed
San Jose, California
Completed 1995
number of units
1 bedroom 29
2 bedroom 21
3 bedroom 3
total 53
density ratios
project sf 74,045
site sf 60,314
acres 1.4
total bedrooms 80
bedrooms/acre 58
units/acre 38
total 53
spaces/unit 1
type private garage/surface