Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments – Model Affordable Senior Housing Community Opens in Fremont
California Buildings News
June 5, 2019
Innovative Project Located Near Transit and Services for Low-Income Seniors
Eden Housing and the City of Fremont recently opened Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments in the Warm Springs area, creating a model for housing that is appropriate for low-income seniors who need mass transit and nearby services. The complex was design by KTGY Architecture + Planning, headquartered in Oakland.
Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments (formerly known as Mission Court) is a new 90-unit multifamily rental community designed for seniors age 62 and older who earn between 30 percent and 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The new apartment community sits on a 2.25-acre site at the corner of Warren Avenue and Mission Falls Court, near the I-880 freeway, transportation, shopping and services.
“As the first piece of a greater age-qualified master plan, Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments sits across the street from a future senior center. This future amenity will not only enhance the lives of the residents living in this affordable community but also the future master plan,” said Jessica Musick, a principal in KTGY’s Oakland office.
“The community’s design articulates a modern architectural style, which continues a California legacy of simple, clean lines combined with energy efficiencies to create affordable housing that is sustainable and comparable to market-rate housing,” Musick added.
The buildings U-shape configuration creates a safe and tranquil interior courtyard, as well as a sound buffer to Warren Avenue and the railway track. The courtyard is designed to be a natural extension of the community spaces, which includes a community room, fitness room, and reading lounge/computer room. Together with the on-site manager’s office, and service coordinator office, these amenities are located centrally within the building thereby maximizing accessibility for the majority of residents.
“The interior courtyard is an intentionally flexible space, designed as both a space for respite and relaxation, but will also function as an adaptable gathering and activity space for residents,” said KTGY Principal Michael Gould. The resident services office is located adjacent to the community room to facilitate convenient access for the services coordinator to a large space for various resident service activities. The new apartment is conveniently located approximately one mile south of the Warm Springs BART Station and in close proximity to amenities on Warm Springs Blvd. and Mission Blvd.