Located in a redeveloping urban area of San Diego on a former parking lot, Celadon at 9th & Broadway’s 250 affordable rental apartments embrace a multigenerational population with services and ground-floor retail. Twenty-five of the apartments are reserved for youth aging out of foster care and adults under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) program and 63 apartments serve frail seniors under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Celadon is a model of sustainable design in an urban setting, incorporating such features as an eco-roof garden with drought tolerant planting, sustainable landscaping and open spaces, a solar photovoltaic system built as a vertical façade on the south side of the 17-story building, and a solar hot water system above the roof. Celadon received a LEED Gold Certification
“Celadon at 9th & Broadway is a pivotal project for the healthy growth of downtown San Diego,” said Cynthia A. Parker, President and CEO of BRIDGE Housing. “It satisfies the goals of a cohesive urban community by offering housing to seniors, the adult workforce and at-risk youth transitioning to adulthood—all in an otherwise costly market that is becoming saturated with high-end developments.”
The architects for Celadon were SVA Architects and Studio E Architects; the general contractor was Turner Construction.
This year’s 26 finalists—two in Asia, six in Europe and 18 in North America—will advance to the final stage of the award, with a group of winners to be announced in October at the ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas. The winning projects will be selected by an international jury made up of ULI members representing a multidisciplinary collection of real estate development expertise, including finance, land planning, development, public affairs, design and other professional services.
“One of our annual highlights is to recognize, through the Global Awards for Excellence initiative, some of the truly wonderful development projects that have been created in our communities,” said Jury Chair Steve Navarro, Executive Vice President, CBRE l The Furman Co. “The finalists this year were all a joy to explore. Large and small, each represents best in class. When a unique and successful project transcends boundaries yet fits perfectly into its immediate community, it exemplifies what we all strive for and should be celebrated.”
To view the full list of finalists, visit: http://uli.org/press-release/2016-global-awards-finalists/
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About BRIDGE Housing
BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a leading nonprofit developer of affordable housing, creates and manages a range of high quality, affordable homes for working families and seniors. Since it was founded in 1983, BRIDGE has participated in the development of over 16,000 homes serving more than 40,000 people. For more information, visit bridgehousing.com.
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has more than 38,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information, visit uli.org.