Affordable | Supportive Housing | Intergenerational Living | Apartments
Emeryville has consistently been shaped by new ideas and new concepts. In the same way, 4300 San Pablo proposes an innovative solution to the housing and parking needs for today and the future through construction innovation leveraging Mass Timber, a vertical parking solution and sustainability. Since it is a renewable resource, utilizing mass timber serves to reduce the carbon footprint of the development, potential for a faster construction time is another added benefit. It also allows the architectural designers to highlight the natural warm tones of the material. The next innovative approach utilized at 4300 San Pablo is the use of lift parking. Looking forward to an age where parking may be obsolete, this flexible concept allows for the building to morph from a residential building with parking to a residential only solution. The vertical, instead of horizontal parking solution allows for this flexibility. The efficient parking design and space optimization allows the building to pull away from the eastern neighbors, providing a greater setback in comparison to a surfaced parked solution where a double-loaded driveway is needed. Made of metal frame and clad in metal panel, the parking tower can be recycled, and units can replace the void. This urban infill Supportive Housing development has been designed with the maximum flexibility to adapt to changing construction cost. Residential units located at levels two through five are designed so that they can be constructed efficiently using traditional stick-framing or modular manufactured units. The site-built portions of the development include all unique ground-level program area including community rooms, supportive services and mechanical rooms. This design exceeds the city’s minimum green sustainability targets.