Affordable Housing, Technology Connect in Silicon Valley

Taking advantage of the pedestrian-friendly and transit-oriented neighborhood, ROEM provides transit passes for the residents as well as dedicated bicycle parking and storage.

Franklin Street Family Apartments in Mountain View, Calif., achieved LEED for Homes Platinum certification and exceeds California’s Title 24 efficiency standards by 22.2 percent. An extensive solar photovoltaic system offsets approximately 60 percent of the project’s common area energy load.

An array of on-site services is provided for the families, including after-school homework assistance. Google, which is the largest employer in Mountain View and a tax credit investor on the development, also contributed a grant for a computer room and free Internet access for residents. The project is the first in ROEM’s portfolio to offer free Wi-Fi to all residents.

The development features 51 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units for families at or below 50 percent of the area median income.

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