Curtner Studios, San Jose, California

First Community Housing renovated this existing Single-Room Occupancy (SRO) development, increasing the energy-efficiency and adding green building features. Upon completion as a tax-credit property, all 179 units are affordable to low-income individuals for a period of 55 years. OJK Architecture + Planning is the original architect of this building and worked with FCH in the renovation process.

 

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Curtner Studios provides 179 urban suites tailored to single occupancy at 701 Curtner Avenue between Guadalupe Parkway and Almaden Expressway. Curtner Studios is located near retail, restaurants, commercial services, churches, a supermarket, pharmacy, schools, a public library, parks and a medical facility.

 

Multiple public transportation options are within a couple blocks of the site. The Curtner Light Rail Station and a Park and Ride facility are less than a tenth of a mile away, and the nearest bus stop is located immediately in front of the building. The typical air-conditioned 207SF studio has a simple efficient layout containing a private bathroom and kitchenette with microwave, small refrigerator and garbage disposal.

Curtner Studios Aerial

The common areas include a waiting lounge, computer center, exercise room, vending area, laundry facilities, and a reception/office area. This level also provides access to an outdoor deck.

Development Details

Name: Curtner Studios
Units: 179
Year Completed: 1995
Architect: OJK Architecture + Planning
Contractor:
Telephone: 408-265-4249
Website: www.curtnerstudios.org

Location

701 Curtner Avenue
San Jose, California 95125

Development Highlights

  • On-Site Manager and Maintenance Person
  • Laundry Facility
  • New rooftop photovoltaic system
  • Upgrading the efficiency of the heating and air-conditioning system
  • Community Room/Lounge
  • Computer Lab with Internet Access
  • Vending Room
  • Picnic Tables/BBQ area
  • Eco Passes for all residents for free public transportation
  • Adjacent to bus and light rail

Awards & Honors

  • Merit Award, AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter (1995)