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Union Apartments

Chula Vista, CA

Union is a 170-unit apartment community situated on approximately 5 acres in the Bonita neighborhood of Chula Vista. This "Missing Middle" project offers affordable rents for modestly sized units to residents seeking housing near transportation corridors, neighborhood schools, services, and amenities. The site features two distinct building types: a 4-story elevator-served building with residential units over a single-story parking garage, lobby, and amenity areas, and a 3-story walk-up building with tuck-under parking. The smaller walk-up buildings are strategically placed throughout the sloping site, arranged around parking courts and landscaped areas.

The 7 buildings are nestled into a park-like setting that includes a large tot-lot, picnic area, strolling paths, a dog run and BBQ patio. Wellness amenities include a swimming pool, spa, fitness room, sky-lit yoga room, co-working space, and lobby lounge with an oversized sliding glass wall connecting to the outdoor patio.

In contrast to many apartment developments, Union includes ample parking distributed throughout the site and within easy reach of all units. Generous private storage areas are provided within the partial basement area created at the walk-up buildings as they tuck into the sloping site. Every unit enjoys a large patio or balcony, stacked washer-dryers and generous kitchens.

The buildings share similar architectural details, including a creamy white and dark bronze color palette, colorful corrugated metal window awnings, balconies with trellises and guardrails combining dark steel and warm composite wood, and projecting roofs with a wood-paneled underside. These elements create a cohesive and high-quality community aesthetic.

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