Los Medanos Village
Los Medanos Village provides 71 units of affordable rental housing for families in Pittsburg, CA. The development was broken down into 7 buildings to better relate to the scale of the residential neighborhood.
To encourage ownership of the project by the residents, and to enhance safety, all units have front porches, individual entries, and views of the street and common spaces.
A community building provides classroom space for supportive services and spills out to the patio and central courtyard where two tot lots, a play lawn, and a resident garden encourage interaction among the residents.
Environmentally preferable materials, solar thermal hot water, and photovoltaics help make Los Medanos Village a healthy place to live. The project exceeds California's
Title 24 energy code requirements by 22%.
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Photo credit: Keith Baker.