Sacramento Senior Homes
1501 Blake Street Berkeley, CA [map]
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This high density urban infill building serves very low income senior citizens, many of whom were homeless before moving into their new homes. The property is located on a major transit corridor and within walking distance of neighborhood amenities such as grocery stores, health care and pharmacies. The building incorporates many sustainable and innovative features. Building materials and systems were chosen to maximize energy efficiency, indoor air quality, durability, and resident comfort. To power the common area’s electricity needs, a 30 kilowatt solar system was installed on the roof. The building includes two retail spaces that are leased to a locally owend cafe and an insurance agency. Sacramento Senior Homes was awarded the 2006 Design Award by the Berkeley Design Advocates and was a finalist for the PCBC sponsored Gold Nugget Award. The award recognizes excellent design and sensitivity to community needs.