Montara

Serving as a dramatic new gateway to a growing transit-oriented development at Bay Meadows in San Mateo, California, Montara provides 68 affordable apartments for low-income families and formerly homeless individuals.

Owner

BRIDGE Housing Corporation

Location

San Mateo, CA

Size

124,491 sq. ft.

Stats

Targeting GreenPoints Rated Multifamily Gold-level certification

Photography

Bruce Damonte

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This 68-unit affordable housing project for low-income families serves as a gateway to a new transit-oriented development in San Mateo California. Located on the redeveloped former site of the Bay Meadows horse racing track, the four story building presents a distinguished contemporary fa├žade to the community, while creating a sunny, wind-protected courtyard for the residents. Its location near a CalTrain station and multiple bus lines benefits the low-income residents as well as the larger community by helping to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. Integrated sustainable design strategies include a high-performance building envelope, solar water heating, natural ventilation and energy efficient lighting. The project is targeting GreenPoint Gold Certification.

Press

"For me, home is somewhere I know I can be safe. Not just within our unit but the whole community we're living with."

Karenrose Naval, Resident