Station Center Family Housing

Union City CA | Completed 

2012

Exterior view of Station Center Family Housing in Union City, Ca. #
Image Credit
Bruce Damonte
The pioneer development in a master-planned mixed-use district, this high-density project brings 157 affordable family homes to a disused, transit-oriented lot.

Station Center remediates a brownfield site sandwiched between existing commuter and freight lines and is positioned for direct connection with the upcoming Union City multi-modal station. The community is composed of two buildings framing a public playground and overlooking a new neighborhood plaza. It is ringed with dynamic uses, including a towering entry portal and a retail arcade along the main facade.

Housing wraps the neighborhood-serving garage at the rear of the site, shielding it from view and preserving active edges. The garage, in turn, buffers the housing from the noise of adjacent trains. Inside, the community room connects the pool deck to a large central courtyard with seating, play, and planting zones, creating a flexible indoor-outdoor gathering space that is the heart of the development.


Recognition


Awards
2015 Growing Smarter Together—Public-Private Partnership Award
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
CNU 2014 Charter Award—Best Building
Congress for the New Urbanism
CNU 2014 Charter Award—Grand Prize
Congress for the New Urbanism
ULI Global Award for Excellence
Urban Land Institute

Team


Master Planner
ROMA Design Group
Nonprofit Housing Developer
MidPen Housing
Architect
David Baker Architects
General Contractor
Barry Swenson Builders
Landscape Architect
Fletcher Studio
Structural Engineer
Tipping Mar + Associates
Structural Engineer
FBA Structural Engineers
Lighting Designer
Horton Lees Brogden
Mechanical Engineer
Timmons Design Engineers
Civil Engineer
Mark Thomas & Company
Mural Artist
Mona Caron

Project Details


Project Number
20813

Address

34888 11th Street
Union City, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2012

Number of Units
1 Bedroom
33
2 Bedroom
74
3 Bedroom
50

Total 157

Density Ratios
Project
299,944 sf
Site
94,139 sf
Acres
2.16

Parking
Parking Spots
289
Parking Type
 garage
Bicycle Parking
53

Certifications
LEED for Homes Multifamily Mid-Rise Platinum

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