Onizuka Crossing

Sunnyvale CA | Completed 

2016

Street view of Onizuka Onizuka Crossing Family Housing in Sunnyvale, California #
Image Credit
Bruce Damonte
In partnership, two affordable housing developers—MidPen Housing and Charities Housing—coordinated to transform the site of a former armory into permanent, supportive housing for unhoused and low-income families and Veterans in the heart of Sunnyvale.

The project is located near the junction of two major thoroughfares and a large public park, and the design and development teams coordinated closely to maximize the benefits of the site for both developments and the surrounding neighborhood.

The 58 homes are arranged in “pods” around a system of open-air corridors that run through the project like a spine, originating from a prominent open-air stair at the entry. Sunny community and service spaces occupy the street level. The careful integration of building and planted open space is a central feature of the design strategy, and introducing a higher density development into the existing neighborhood required stepping the building massing down to meet the surrounding residential scale.


Recognition


Awards
2017 Structures Award—Affordable Residential Project of the Year
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Team


Developer
MidPen Housing
Architect
David Baker Architects
General Contractor
Roberts-Obayashi Corporation
Landscape Architect
PGAdesign

Project Details


Project Number
21214

Address

620 E. Maude Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2016

Number of Units
1 Bedroom
27
2 Bedroom
11
3 Bedroom
20

Total 58

Density Ratios
Project
102,474 sf
Site
55,158 sf
Acres
1.26

Parking
Parking Spots
93
Parking Type
garage
Bicycle Parking
64

Construction
Type V-A over Type I-A

Certifications
GreenPoint Rated Platinum

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