san jose urban workforce housing
bike tour

In the summer of 2003, david baker led a bike tour of his san jose urban housing designs. Use the map and directions below to do a self-guided tour.

 

The tour provided a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges of designing affordable urban workforce housing first-hand with the architect, while looking at the buildings.

 

 
start
 
heading out

1. San Jose City Hall
801 North 1st Street

 

 
5 minute ride
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lenen square apartments

2. Lenzen Square Apartments
completed 2002: 88 studio, one, and two bedroom units within two stories above a single level enclosed parking garage, located in san jose. tour 30 minutes.

790 Lenzen Avenue

 
10 minute ride
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pensione esperana

3. Pensione Esperanza
completed 2000: 109 affordable single room occupancy units located on the corner of bird and columbia avenues in downtown san jose. tour 15 minutes.

598 Columbia Avenue

 
10 minute ride
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plaxa maria

4. Plaza Maria
completed 1995: 53 affordable family apartments that vary from a low scale to a signature gateway tower, located in the downtown redevelopment area of san jose. tour 15 minutes.

3rd and Reed streets

 
10 minute ride
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northside community center + mabuhay court

5. Northside Community Center & Mabuhay Court
completed 2003 : an affordable senior housing complex of 96 units located in san jose with an integrated community & senior services center. tour 30 minutes.

270 East Empire Street

 
finish
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heading home

6. San Jose City Hall
801 North 1st Street