The $64 million development will give preference to low-income families and people who live or work in Mountain View
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – (RealEstateRama) — ROEM Development Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking of Evelyn Family Apartments on Wednesday, October 19. Located at the southwest intersection of East Evelyn Avenue and South Bernardo Avenue in the City of Mountain View, Evelyn Family Apartments will be an affordable multifamily apartment community on a 1.93 acre site. The development will offer studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments to families making up to 60 percent of the Santa Clara County Area Median Income. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at 779 E. Evelyn Ave. at 11:00 a.m.
This $64 million three- and four-story community will provide 116 residential units and 116 bicycle parking spaces for residents and guests. The contemporary architecture will complement the surrounding neighborhood by integrating an interpretation of traditional styling, consistent with the diverse context existing in the city. The development will include a wide range of indoor and outdoor amenities, such as a large community room with a kitchenette, homework center with computers, fitness room, laundry rooms, a private shuttle to and from the local transit and schools, and VTA Eco-passes for each unit.
The building will be built of high-quality Type VA residential construction over a Type IA one-level at grade and one-level subterranean parking garage. Construction of the project will include energy conservation features such as water and energy-efficient appliances and fixtures. Evelyn Family Apartments will be an environmentally-sustainable development and will pursue USGBC LEED-H Gold certification. This will include a high-efficiency irrigation system, no turf use, drought-resistant plant palette, roof drainage collection system via downspouts, upgraded insulation in exterior walls and roofs, Energy Star appliances, and high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment.
Ensuring a pleasing design that works with the surrounding community, the building will transition from four to three stories along the south property line which, combined with generous setbacks along the main entry drive, which will provide relief to the adjacent one- and two-story buildings. The focus of Evelyn will not only be its design but also its reduced carbon footprint. The development will emphasize water and energy efficiencies, air quality, construction, and waste management. In order to promote the use of bikes as a secondary transportation option and decrease its impact on the community, Evelyn Family Apartments will have a bike center for its residents with a parts depot, washing station, and short-term bicycle storage.