Property Description

Miraflores Senior Apartments comprises 1.58 acres of a 14-acre site that was formerly used as flower nurseries from the early 1900s to 2006. The site is historically significant because three Japanese American families that owned and operated the commercial nurseries were interned during WWII. They managed to keep the nurseries maintained and returned after their release to work for several more decades in the flower industry.

Miraflores Apartments is a 2 story, elevator-serviced building that includes a community room designed as a living room with a warming kitchen and television seating area, a computer lab, an exercise room, a laundry room, a bike storage room, and a private courtyard with raised planters for resident gardening, picnic-style seating, benches and extensive bay friendly landscaping.

The community also has a new public park that honors the history of the Japanese-American flower industry, with a bicycle and pedestrian path that connects Park Plaza to the Richmond Greenway and the McDonald Avenue Commercial District. Some of the original structures commemorating the rich history of the Japanese-American flower industry were relocated and will be preserved within the master development.

Property Details

Number of Units

80

Unit Features

  • ADA Accessibility
  • High efficiency light fixtures and appliances

Green Features

GreenPoint Gold Level 150+ points, Solar Panels, Solar Thermal Panel, High efficiency plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems (exceeds Title 24 energy and resource efficiency thresholds), Low VOC paints, renewable materials and high efficiency light fixtures and appliances

Development Details

Year Built

2018

Architect

HKIT Architects

General Contractor

James E Roberts-Obayashi Construction Inc.

Financial Partners

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC), Wells Fargo, City of Richmond Housing Authority, California Dept. of Housing and Urban Community Development, Federal Home Loan Bank San Francisco, California Community Reinvestment Corp. (CCRC), California Pollution Control Financing Authority

Property Management

Eden Housing Management, Inc.

Awards

2012 PCBC Gold Nugget Award of Merit, On the Boards Site Plan Category, Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program (AHSC) funding award, Recognized as an Integrated Connectivity Project (ICP) that provides community benefits where high-quality transit is lacking