Eden: Ashland Village Rehab

 


San Leandro, California

Architectural, Structural Consulting and Construction Administration services
Client
: Eden Housing, Inc.

When Eden Housing acquired this 26-year-old affordable housing property in 2009, their goal was to improve tenant quality of life through improvements to the appearance, sustainability, and security of the project community.
W | A Associates lead the investigation and rehabilitation of 9 existing buildings that had suffered from significant deferred maintenance issues. 

As part of the evaluation and rehabilitation program performed by W | A Associates for the Ashland Village Apartments, Eden Housing Management Group requested that W | A Associates design a much needed Community Building for the property to provide services to residents, including after school programs, employment counseling services, and computer training..

To read more about the Community Building click here.

W | A Associates performed complete design and construction document services, including structural design, and coordination with all other sub-consultants for a turnkey project. Waterproofing and sustainability improvements were driven by the challenge of affordable housing and limited maintenance reserves. Security enhancements included improvements to site lighting, access controls, and security systems, as well as the removal of site barriers to improve visibility, accessibility, and transparency to common areas.

 


The project is is made up of 9 building units, with 142 affordable, two and three bedroom apartment units spread over 7.5 acres. 
 

 


Before Repairs
 

After Repairs: More open patio and deck enclosures allow for greater visibility and tenant security.
 

 


Before Repairs
  After Repairs
 
 


Before Repairs
  After Repairs
 
 


Before Repairs
  After Repairs
 
 


Before Repairs
 

After Repairs: An arbor with landscaping and seating was added to provide an entry statement into the project and hint at the “hidden” Community Building beyond.
 

 
 


Before Repairs
  After Repairs