Mission Apartments

Mission Apartments

Located in the North Bay Redevelopment Area north of downtown San Diego near the airport, the Mission Apartments create needed additional family affordable housing, and deliver on-site social services, community investment, redevelopment, and a rare “Smart Growth” opportunity to provide transit-oriented development where workers can take advantage of existing mass transit facilities.

The architecture employed a cost-effective, wood podium with parking tucked beneath three stories of apartments. Taking advantage of a change in grade, the architects created a pedestrian bridge that spans the motor court, which is required for parking, and steps down into the landscaped central courtyard to assure a safe pathway to the tot lots/play areas, outdoor seating and BBQ.

The contemporary design features bright, primary colored walls and a modern mix of materials including stucco and metal panels and sits in a comfortable juxtaposition to the nearby historic Mission Brewery building, a 1913 industrial icon.

Location
San Diego, CA
Client
AMCAL Multi-Housing Inc.
Size
1.56 Acres
Units
85
3 unit types
842-1,182 sf
Density
55 du/acre
Type
3-story, Type V over 1 level
semi-subterranean wood-frame parking
Sustainability
LEED Platinum