Oak Hill Apartments is proposed to be developed on approximately 8.5 acres of unused state property in the unincorporated area of San Quentin as a result of Executive Order (N-06-19) executed by Governor Gavin Newsom to identify State-owned sites to address the California housing crisis. The proposed development will be comprised of two affordable residential communities of equal size—115 apartments developed by Eden Housing targeted toward lower income families, and 135 apartments to be built by Education Housing Partners (EHP) for income qualifying teachers and staff of local school districts and county employees.
Both residential communities will offer one, two and three-bedroom for-rent apartment homes and will share common infrastructure, including some amenity areas and a parking structure. Due to the State’s ownership of the site, the State will be the lead agency on entitlements, CEQA, and permitting.
The preliminary design concept responds to the environment by gently terracing homes to maximize Bay and hillside views. The community will feature sustainable design, drought-tolerant landscaping, and high-quality finishes. Amenities will include a clubhouse with a lounge and business center, as well as outdoor areas for socializing, playing, and reflecting. Award-winning firms SVA Architects of Oakland and Mill Valley-based RHAA are the architect and landscape architect, respectively, for both developments in the new community.
Environmental review process
CEQA information can be found here
“San Quentin site could go from guns to affordable homes, with support from state” by J.K. Dineen SF Chronicle.
November 2022 Town Hall Meeting
On November 30, Marin County’s Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Connolly hosted a town hall to discuss Oak Hill Apartments. The recording from this event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-faAeJw72sQ
Additionally, slides from the town hall can be found in the attached document below
OCTOBER 2021 town hall meeting
On October 28, Marin County’s Senator Mike McGuire and Assembly member Levine hosted a town hall to discuss Oak Hill apartments. The recording from this event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MZu6a2fC_s. Additionally, slides from the town hall can be found here:
If you have additional questions or comments about this development, please email us at OakHill@edenhousing.org or leave a comment in the form above.
About Education Housing Partners
Education Housing Partners (EHP) provides development services to school districts and public agencies to promote the creation of high-quality, publicly owned housing communities for teachers and other public sector employees. EHP takes no ownership interest in these developments and delivers the housing on a turnkey basis to the school district and/or public agency. Each of EHP’s projects has assisted school districts to recruit and retain personnel by offering quality, below-market-rate housing options to employees. EHP was formed by the principals of Mill Valley-based Thompson|Dorfman Partners, LLC, a real estate development and investment firm with a long history in California’s housing industry.
About Eden Housing
Eden Housing is a non-profit with more than 50 years of experience in tackling affordable housing from all angles. We believe that home is where your start is. Every day, we create the housing needed to make sure all of our neighbors have a place to call home and advocate for still more, because safe and affordable housing helps families stay secure, allows communities to thrive, and solves many of our cities’ most pressing challenges. Learn more at edenhousing.org.
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Education Housing Partners
SVA Architects, Inc.