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Renascent Place

San Jose, CA

Renascent Place provides 160 homes to at-risk individuals in one of California’s highest cost housing markets. These affordable studios are supported by an array of on-site social services including professional health and welfare counseling, benefits assistance, life-skills training, substance abuse recovery and food security. A suite of offices and meeting rooms are located near the lobby to facilitate these services. The design encourages and makes space for gathering and activities among residents fostering a sense of community and mutual mission. A 1/2 acre central garden hosts outdoor exercise equipment, a walking path, a contemplation fountain, a seating patio and barbeque. A dog run is provided at the rear of the site for residents with pets. Other gathering areas include two rooftop terraces, a lobby lounge and mini-lounges off the corridors. At just over 300 square feet – the furnished units are compact while still feeling open and airy – thanks to efficient kitchen and storage arrangements and generous windows. The form, massing and character of the development responds to the busy commercial boulevard setting.

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