LOCATION San Leandro, CA
TYPE transformation of an existing 840-unit housing complex including landscape and building exteriors
SIZE 32 acres
PROJECT TEAM Standard Property, Jackson Square Properties, Chee Salette Architecture
STATUS completed in 2014
LAKESIDE is a housing complex of 840 apartments located just south of San Francisco spreading over two properties totalling 32 acres. Originally built in the 1970s, the existing buildings and complex grounds required upgrading and updating. A comprehensive strategy was developed to transform the complex through architectural and landscape improvements which included the remodel of the building exteriors, the addition of amenities such as a fitness club house and pool, playgrounds and dog runs, and sales center, the regeneration of the landscape and vegetation, and the reconfiguration of circulation paths, and design of clear way finding signage within a constrained budget. LAKESIDE is the largest conversion of market-rate to affordable housing in the history of California and is fully leased.