Talmadge Gateway is a 60 unit studio apartment building designed specifically to serve the needs of at-risk seniors. The project is a joint effort between non-profit corporations Wakeland Housing and St. Paul’s Senior Services. Inspired by local Streamline Moderne structures on El Cajon Boulevard, the building hosts lounges, meeting spaces and counseling offices at the street level. A small retail space and outdoor area anchors the south end of the project to provide street activation and enhanced walkability. A large second level resident terrace offers space for exercise, socializing and taking the breezes. Bright, airy, sustainable and forward-thinking, this affordable housing infill development is a proud addition to the historic Talmadge community.
Rulay Award, CSH Supportive Housing, SD Housing Federation, 2018