Construction Underway for Affordable Housing in Concord

1313 Galindo Street, rendering by Lowney Architecture1313 Galindo Street, rendering by Lowney Architecture

Construction is rising for a new affordable housing complex at 1313 Galindo Street in Concord, Contra Costa County. The development, named the Rick Judd Commons, will rise five floors close to the Concord BART Station. Berkeley-based RCD Housing is the developer.

Lowney Architecture is responsible for the design and landscape architecture. The small podium-style building has four U-shaped floors of housing above the garage, nestled around a central amenity courtyard.

1313 Galindo Street floor plan, illustration by Lowney Architecture

1313 Galindo Street floor plan, illustration by Lowney Architecture

The 69-foot tall structure will yield around 66,440 square feet, including 11,550 square feet for the ground-level garage. Unit sizes will vary with 39 one-bedrooms, 19 two-bedrooms, and four three-bedrooms. Parking is included for 75 cars using three-high stackers. Bicycle parking will be included in a small room next to the lobby. Most of the 62 units will primarily serve residents earning between 30-60% of the Area’s Median Income. One residence will be reserved for the property manager.

The 0.53-acre parcel is located along the wide Galindo Street thoroughfare between Laguna Street and Oakmead Drive. The Concord BART Station and Ellis Lake Park are both less than ten minutes away on foot.

1313 Galindo Street, image by Google Street View

1313 Galindo Street, image by Google Street View

J.H. Fitzmaurice is the general contractor, and BKF is the civil engineer. RCD Housing focuses on special needs housing across the Bay Area, founded in 1984 with 56 properties in its portfolio.

Construction is expected to cost around $41.5 million, with completion anticipated next year.

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13 Comments on "Construction Underway for Affordable Housing in Concord"

  1. Nice to see stackers used in primarily suburban neighborhoods. They are kind of slow and mildly annoying to residents but if you are designing a community with low-car usage, the stakcers are great use of land that can be spared for open space/more units.

  2. How can I get put in a waiting list for one of the apartments? When will construction be completed?

  3. I love that streamlining and taking control away from local NIMBY jurisdictions is making these affordable housing buildings quicker to market. I am worried if we keep producing buildings as ugly as this one there will be a backlash which will erode the support at the state level for housing production laws. We need to invest in good design.

  4. Antoinette Shumpert | November 10, 2023 at 11:24 am | Reply

    I’m interested in looking at a 1bedroom for me

  5. I’m going to give you my address

  6. Long time ago I looking for housing and disabled people so please if you help me I really really appreciate it thank

  7. When and where can I apply for a two or three bedrooms. Please let me know

  8. Amayra Samaniego | November 11, 2023 at 8:53 pm | Reply

    Where may we get information to apply for it?

  9. if am interested to purchase a unit , how and where will I apply ?

  10. What is the process of getting on the waiting list? Thank you

  11. Elizabeth Esqueda | February 19, 2024 at 12:59 pm | Reply

    Where can I find an application to apply for a 2 bedroom?

  12. I am interested in for me , I am senior

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