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Puesta Del Sol

San Diego, CA

Located adjacent to the Amanecer Apartments and by the same developer, this 60 unit affordable housing project was designed specifically to serve the needs of seniors.

The 3-stories of residential units on the 1.39 acre site, form an L-shaped building that frames a courtyard with views to the community park. The landscaped open space includes a central specimen tree, community garden raised planters, outdoor fitness equipment and a porch swing. A wellness trail connects around the perimeter of the site and encourages seniors to take their daily walk.

The south side of the courtyard is lined with a 1-story wing housing resident amenity spaces, including a laundry, computer room and meeting room. A commons building with an iconic butterfly sloped roof, anchors the south east corner and opens up to a BBQ and dining patio.

Upper residential levels contain 1-bedroom units designed for full accessibility. At multiple levels the open ended corridors terminate in decks overlooking the courtyard and park, while also providing natural light and air to the corridors. A resident reading room and an adjacent upper level terrace provide quieter spaces for the seniors to socialize.

The residents’ transportation needs are met via limited on-site surface parking and a shuttle service from a protected area adjacent to the main entry. An arcade with exposed heavy timber structure emphasizes the pedestrian connection from both the sidewalk and the parking area to the front door and also provides a shaded place to wait for the shuttle.

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