Property Description

Light Tree Project Update – October 2020
For construction-related inquiries please contact: or call 510-247-8147

Light Tree Apartments is a 94-apartment family community in East Palo Alto, originally constructed in 1966. With vacant land becoming increasingly rare in densely populated cities throughout the Peninsula, the redevelopment of Light Tree Apartments is a pioneering project that was conceived in a conscious effort to develop new ways of adding low-income housing units to Eden’s existing affordable housing portfolio. Upon completion, the renovated Light Tree Apartments will nearly double the number of affordable homes that exist on the site today, providing 185 affordable homes to low-income families, people with disabilities, formerly homeless individuals, and former foster youth.

The apartments are on a 3.39 acre site with shared outdoor space, a basketball half‐court, play structure, community garden, laundry rooms, and podium and uncovered surface parking. The scope of work includes:
• New HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems
• All electric utility service, existing gas service will be discontinued
• New solar photovoltaics system
• New drought‐tolerant landscaping and install water efficient irrigation
• New elevators for existing three-story buildings
• EV charging stations

Property Details

Number of Units

185 units

Unit Features

    BlindsCentral heat and air conditioningDishwasherFully adaptable for people with disabilitiesRefrigerator and Range

Development Details

Year Built


Development Partner

EPA Can Do


Okamoto Saijo Architecture

General Contractor

Johnstone Moyer, Inc.

Financial Partners

US Bank and Chase Bank

Property Management

Eden Housing Management, Inc.