Celadon at 9th & Broadway in San Diego replaces a former parking lot with affordable housing for seniors, the adult workforce, and youths aging out of foster care as well as retail and office space.
The development includes a kitchen, a community room, and outdoor space, including barbecues and a resident garden.
Eighty-eight of the apartments are set aside as supportive housing, including 25 units for adults and transition-age youths aging out of foster care under the Mental Health Services Act. BRIDGE, in conjunction with the San Diego County of Mental Health, has partnered with Providence Community Services to provide programs for the youths and with the Community Research Foundation to provide services for the adult population. Sixty-three apartments serve frail seniors under the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. St. Paul's provides services for the older adults.
An eco-roof garden with drought-tolerant plants, a solar hot water system on the roof, and a solar photovoltaic system built as a vertical facade on the south side of the building are just a few of the sustainable design features at Celadon at 9th & Broadway. The development is aiming to receive LEED Gold certification.