Tassafaronga Village

85th Avenue & E Street, Oakland

This project included the demolition of an 87 unit public housing development and its redevelopment into a village of 157 affordable apartments for low-income families and individuals.  Situated across 7.5 acres in Oakland, buildings include new townhouses, a new three-story apartment building, and a renovated pasta factory that contains affordable apartments and a medical clinic.  The project required remediation of hazardous soil conditions in numerous locations and lead paint abatement within the pasta factory.  Sitework and landscaping included a Village Square and green spaces, walkways, and parks throughout the village.  Green features included solar electricity generation, solar hot water, and a living roof.  Buildings were certified LEED for Homes Platinum and the development achieved one of the first LEED ND Certified Gold Plans. 

Award(s): 
Builder Award - Builder's Choice Grand Award for Best Green/Sustainable Community - 2011
AIA (American Institute of Architects) - National Housing Award - 2011
SF Business Times Real Estate, Deals of 2010, Residential Affordable, Outside SF
Gold Nugget Merit Awards - Green Sustainable Community of the Year, Best Infill, Re-Development/Rehab Site Plan - 2010
Green Building: 
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED ND (Neighborhood Development) Gold Plan; 2011 U.S. Green Building Council, LEED For Homes Platinum - 2008
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