NEW DANA STRANDWilmington, CA
Mercy Housing of California
115 Attached Townhomes
120 Garden Apartments
100 Senior Apartments
2008 PCBC Gold Nugget Award of Merit
Best Affordable Project Under 30 du/ac
A formerly failed public housing project is now a 100% affordable townhouse project with “defensible space” design techniques, such as front stoops and windows placed as “eyes on the street”, used to engage residents with their neighborhood while creating a sense of place and pride and helping avoid the patterns of isolation and decay of the former project. Individual entries, varied roof forms and color contrasts provide a sense of individuality to each home.
Included is a 10,000 sf. Life-Long Learning Center with community rooms, classrooms and recreation facilities, as well as a public park with sports fields.