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