Harper Crossing is a 42-unit senior development in Berkeley, CA. The site is located directly northeast of the Ashby BART station and just 300 feet south from an AC Transit bus stop, at a highly visible, service- and transit-accessible location. SAHA was proud to partner with the City of Berkeley on this development to add much-needed, additional senior housing to the community, particularly given that the City had envisioned the site for affordable housing for nearly a decade.
The building includes a total of 42 one-bedroom units for seniors (ages 62 and older), whose household incomes are at or below 30-60% of the area median income. One unit is reserved for an on-site Property Manager. In addition to residential living space, the property offers a ground floor community room with three computers for resident use, two office spaces for SAHA staff, shared laundry, secured bicycle storage, an outdoor landscaped courtyard, and 10 garage parking spaces.
Built on 0.33 acres, the three-story development is designed to be a very energy-efficient building, translating into lower energy bills and a more comfortable home for residents. Dual-paned windows, fluorescent light fixtures, high quality insulation, Energy Star Appliances, bioswales designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water, a solar hot water system, and high-efficiency condensing boilers all contribute to reduced energy use. The building is planned for Green Point Rated GOLD.