Craig Gardens Senior Housing, San Jose, California

The development provides 90 – one-bedroom suites on a 1.47-acre site (61 DU/AC). It is conveniently located near shopping on Bascom Avenue near Union in suburban San Jose. In this complex, all suites and commons areas are designed to meet the special needs of Seniors. Each 530SF air-conditioned living unit contains a full kitchen, bathroom with a tub/shower, bedroom with walk-in closet, generous living/dining room and a 60SF private deck or enclosed courtyard. The site plan accommodates 64 parking stalls (.71 stalls per unit) with 4 H.C. stalls located near primary entrances. Residents are provided with free “Eco Passes” for public transportation.

Craig Gardens Front

The common areas include a Waiting Lounge, Reading Room, Vending Room with Support Kitchen, Second Floor Commons (with unit kitchen), and a Media Room with DSL computer stations. The architectural design employs a three-story entrance pavilion as the main focal point in the complex. This element houses most of the common and support facilities. Two residential wings radiate from this pavilion paralleling their respective street frontages thus creating a well-protected interior courtyard.

Craig Gardens Courtyard

The Courtyard provides areas for outdoor gardening activities including individual planting beds, a central plaza with a small fountain, and a trellis and lawn area for groups.

Development Details

Name: Craig Gardens Senior Housing
Units: 90
Year Completed: 2002
Architect: Office of Jerome King
Contractor: L&D Construction
Telephone: 408-559-1907

Location

2580 South Bascom Ave
San Jose, California 95008

Development Highlights

  • On-site manager and maintenance staff
  • Energy-efficient building and units
  • Free annual transit pass for all residents

Awards & Honors

  • Enterprise Foundation, 2008 MetLife Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing, Property and Asset Management Award, 1st Place
  • Best of Seniors Housing 2003, Gold Achievement Award. National Association of Home Builders & National Council on Seniors Housing
  • NAHB Senior Housing Council, 2004 Best of Senior Housing Gold Design Awards
  • Builder magazine, Builders Choice Design Awards, Focus on Affordability