Merritt Crossing provides high-density, transit-oriented, affordable apartments and services for low-income seniors. The non-institutional design combines colorful siding and panels with plants growing on wire mesh screens. The 70-unit building includes on-site supportive services, management offices, a community room, community kitchen, and a landscaped courtyard and garden. The building’s innovative sustainable systems include both photoelectric power and solar water heating, storm water retention, filtered ventilation, rainscreen facades and recyclable metal framing. Merritt Crossing is the first multifamily development in California to receive an Energy Star rating.
AWARDS COTE Top Ten Project, AIA National Honor Award, AIA East Bay Regional Design Award GreenPoint Rated Bay Friendly landscaping certification First Energy Star Rated multi-family building in California LEED Platinum certification, United States Green Building Council