This 400-dwelling development will replace 100 public housing units built during WWII for workers in the local shipyards. The new community will include 150 affordable apartments for seniors, 215 affordable rental family flats and townhouses, and 36 homes for first-time buyers with a priority given to civil servants. Each of the blocks is organized into smaller groupings of families, clustered around secured, private pedestrian courts and separately secured auto courts. Five of the existing historic structures will be restored and converted to new community uses and a museum. Facilitated by PYATOK, local residents and neighbors designed the development using a participatory design process which allowed them to model a variety of solutions for both site layouts and home designs. Residents also redesigned the neighborhood streets to calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety. The new residential development is being coordinated with the renovation of nearby Martin Luther King Park, Nystrom Elementary School, and the Maritime History Center sponsored by the Rosie the Riveter Trust.
Richmond Housing Authority
Richmond, California Affordable Housing / Senior + Special Needs / Master Planning