Successful Housing Meets Multiple Goals

At RCD we approach each housing development project as an opportunity to provide quality housing for low-income people, and to contribute to neighborhoods and communities.  We develop to the highest standards of land use, green building, and transportation options, while offering deep  affordability and a supportive community to residents.  Examples of successful projects show how we meet multiple goals that can change lives and communities for the better.

Oxford Plaza, Berkeley

  • 97 units new construction, completed February, 2009
  • Studios and 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units
  • Urban infill and smart growth project
  • Four intense uses on a one-acre site: housing, commercial space, underground public / residential parking and The David Brower Center, an environmental center
  • Sustainable affordable workforce and family housing with 10 special needs units

Los Medanos Village, Pittsburg

  • 71 units new construction, completed March 2010
  • 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units
  • 5 units for emancipated foster youth
  • Low fences, front porches, walkways blend with neighborhood
  • Community gardens, children’s play areas, outdoor patios

Fox Courts, Oakland

  • 80 units new construction, completed 2009
  • Located within one block of major transit linkages (BART and bus)
  • On-site after-school and summer enrichment programs
  • Public art installations by Oakland artists and students from Oakland School for the Arts
  • Broadband internet service in each unit
  • Part of Oakland’s new Uptown District of over 600 market rate condos and apartments

Senior Housing
Villa Vasconcellos, Walnut Creek

  • 70 units new construction, completed 2008
  • On site resident services
  • Multipurpose community room
  • Two courtyards and community garden plots
  • Computer learning center and broadband internet service in each unit
  • Photovoltaic system for common area loads and solar thermal panels for water heating

Supportive Housing (Special Needs)
Laurel Gardens, Fairfield

  • 30 units new construction, completed 2006
  • Co-developer, Caminar/CLC
  • Independent living for individuals with disabilities
  • Universal design and reachable controls for wheelchair users and physically disabled residents
  • Computer lab and community room
  • On-site supportive services

Erna P. Harris, Berkeley

  • 35 units major renovation, completed 2011
  • Hydronic, radiant heating and Energy Star appliances
  • Solar hot water pre-heat
  • Drought tolerant and native plant selections introduced in landscaping
  • 100% of storm water treated prior to entering the San Francisco Bay
  • New community room, kitchen and computer lab
  • On-site supportive resident services