Stargell Commons will provide 32 units of family housing in three garden style buildings surrounding a surface parking lot and courtyard. A fourth one-story building will face the courtyard and include community room, laundry facilities, and offices for property management and resident services staff.
The overall design goals include a model of green design with accessibility and adaptability. The project design aims for a healthful environment through the implementation of green building materials and practices at the LEED Gold certification level.
Aspiring to family-friendly outdoor spaces, the site design also facilitates pathways to the broader neighborhood through a pleasant pedestrian connection to a shared paseo to the north of the site, with buildings oriented to face street and paseo frontages.
All units at Stargell Commons will be affordable to families who earn 30 to 60% of the area median income. The federal Housing and Urban Development agency pegged the median income for Alameda County in 2015 at $92,900.
The city’s housing authority will refer seven families to receive a project-based subsidy that limits their rent to 30% of their household income.
The floorplans include 5 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom, and 10 three-bedroom units, plus one unit for onsite property management staff.
The development is slated to be completed in 2017.