Construction has started for Mission Paradise, a four-story affordable housing infill rising at 28000 Mission Boulevard in Hayward, Alameda County. The project will create 76 units for seniors residents earning between 20-80% of the Area’s Median Income. EAH Housing is the project developer.
Of the 76 units, 36 will be for households earning less than 30% AMI, 20 units for households earning less than 50% AMI, five for 60% AMI, 14 for 80%, and one manager’s unit to be priced at market rate. According to the project’s press release, “Approximately 11 units will be set aside for individuals with severe mental illnesses and 15 apartments will be designated for formerly homeless individuals and families.”
Unit sizes will vary from one to two bedrooms, with an average floorplate size of 535 to 910 square feet. Apartment amenities will include a fitness center, yoga deck, community room, computer lab, laundry room, outdoor deck, and parking. The site includes stacking, resource coordinators, and dedicated case management facilities.
DAHLIN Group is the project architect. The proposed design includes articulation and setbacks to reduce a sense of scale. Terraces will give residents private open space accessible from their apartments. While the facade material list is not available, illustrations appear to depict glass fiber-reinforced concrete panels or stucco. J.H. Fitzmaurice Inc. is the general contractor.
Residents will be just nine minutes away from the South Hayward BART Station. The two-acre property is in a predominantly residential neighborhood that includes some retail, a nearby school, cemetery, and is overlooked by the CSU East Bay college campus.