Cottonwood Place

Property Description

Cottonwood Place was designed and constructed to allow its seniors to “age in place” within a caring community. 25% of the homes are intended for frail seniors, who are provided with support on site by On Lok Lifeways. On Lok provides medical, social and supportive services in Cottonwood’s clinic and day center. Comprehensive service coordination is also available to all residents in partnership with the City of Fremont Human Services Department and Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services.

The community center provides residents with a place to gather as well as a library and computer learning center to stay connected.

This green community was built to be energy and resource-efficient; as seen in its environmentally sensitive landscaping, connecting the residents with nature through use of community patios, seat walls and vine covered arbors. The central courtyard is landscaped, and raised beds allow residents to grow their own vegetables and flowers.

Property Details

Number of Units


Unit Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Non-smoking property
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Green Features

Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape reduces greenhouse gas emission by 15-32 tons CO2E, 98% of landscape planting are low water species, Landscape design saves 300,893 gallons of water per year, Large native shrubs used as wildlife shelter, Recycled pavers, site furnishings and sheet mulch used for weed control, Storm water capture and filtration integrated into site design captures 100% of rain water run-off, Certified GreenPoint Rating of 200, Solar hot water panels and 100 kW photovoltaic system

Development Details

Year Built



Van Meter Williams Pollack & MBH Architects; Bruce Jett Associates (landscape)

General Contractor

Segue Construction, Inc. & Swinerton Builders

Financial Partners

Proposition 1C, HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program, The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), City of Fremont, Redevelopment of the City of Fremont (RDA), County of Alameda , California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, StopWaste.Org, Union Bank, N.A., Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.

Property Management

Eden Housing Management, Inc.


Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape Designation, Certified GreenPoint Rating of 200