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Madrone Place

San Jose, CA



This project will be a new approximately 42,385 square foot, 154‐unit affordable housing project on 1.21 acres in San Jose, CA. The site contains an existing 1-story wood-framed storage/utility building that will be demolished prior to the start of construction. The project is proposed to be 100% affordable housing with 1/3 extremely low income, 1/3 very low income, and 1/3 low-income units. The facility includes 50 studio units, 25 one-bedroom units, 39 two-bedroom units and 40 three-bedroom units. One of the three-bedroom units will be an on-site manager’s unit. Common areas on the ground floor at Sunol Street will include a main entry lobby, a multipurpose room that can be used for meetings or as a maker’s space, a manager's office, a service provider office, and office for additional staff, two counseling rooms, a bike parking room, a mail area, and a package storage room. A flex space or fitness room and a secondary entry and lobby area are located on West San Carlos Street. Common laundry facilities will be located on each residential floor as well as elevators, stairs, and other circulation spaces. The common laundry rooms on each floor will contain super‐efficient commercial grade washers and dryers, with fully accessible controls and maneuvering clearances. Having common laundry facilities instead of in‐unit laundry has been proven to save significant amounts of water and energy, as well as provide opportunities for unstructured positive social interaction. The building will include features for increasing safety and security, including a full fire sprinkler system, automatic fire alarm system with remote monitoring and two-way communication, security system with video surveillance, an onsite security officer and an onsite manager who can provide immediate initial assistance.

Project Goals and Vision:

  • A sense of safety, security, and community.
  • Partnership with service providers, both government and non‐government organizations. Community focused, with a variety of gathering spaces and social activities. State of the art and environmentally responsible, advanced green building, water efficient.
  • Efficient, and healthy indoor living environments.
  • Beautiful and inspiring, a place that is not an end to itself, but a new beginning of opportunity.


777 W. San Carlos Street San Jose, CA 95126

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.