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1322 O Street

The 1322 O Street housing project consists of 58 microunit apartments with 1,300 SF of ground floor community space. 100% units will be affordable at low and very low income levels.

The project is a centrally located one block south of the State Capitol on an underutilized infill site with exceptional public transit accessibility, walkability, and proximity to jobs and services. 1322 O Street is one of the first projects under Executive Order (EO) N-06-19 for Affordable Housing Development, which prioritizes affordable housing development on excess State-owned property and pursuit of sustainable, innovative, and cost-effective construction methods. The Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building envelope will be constructed as a five-story Type-3B using cross-laminated timber for the horizontal components of the building.  The project will be built on  a concrete mat slab foundation.

Location: Between 13th and 14th Streets on O Street

Unit Mix:

  • Fifty-eight (58) 267 SF small-studio units

Affordability Mix & Unit Breakdown

Rent Level No. of Units Rents % of Total Units Annual Income Not to Exceed
40% AMI 22 $605 38% $24,200
50% AMI 28 $756 48% $30,250
60% AMI 7 $907 12% $36,300
Mgr.’s Unit 1 2%
Total 58 100%


Unit Amenities:

  • Universal accessibility
  • High quality no or very low VOC building materials & interior finishes
  • Individual controlled HVAC system
  • High ceilings with floor to ceiling windows to optimize natural daylight
  • Operable windows on both ends of unit for natural ventilation
  • Window blinds for solar control
  • Electric cooktop, convection microwave, and refrigerator

Site Amenities:

  • 1,300 SF ground floor community space with 380 SF of outdoor meeting area
  • On-site management
  • Landscaped low water demand ground level courtyard
  • Community kitchen with outdoor 5th-floor terrace
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Type II bicycle racks on O Street for visitors
  • On-site residential storage opportunities


  • Carbon sequestering mass timber construction
  • Zero-combustion full electrification strategies
  • Sub-metered centralized heat pump water heating and HVAC system
  • Full building commissioning
  • Extremely low-water demand landscape materials
  • Onsite storm water quality retention/detention/percolation
  • High ceilings to allow temperature stratification in natural ventilation mode
  • Floor to ceiling windows to optimize natural daylight
  • Window blinds for solar control
  • Electric cooktops
  • Targeting operational Carbon neutrality
  • No or very low VOC building materials and cleaning components

Architect: Williams + Paddon Architects

General Contractor: Tricorp Construction

Landscape Architect: Yamasaki Landscape Architecture

Civil: Cartwright Nor Cal

Structural: Holmes Structures

Electrical: Edge Electrical Consulting, Inc.

Massing/Height: Five stories

Acres: 0.26 

Estimated Total Development Costs: $18.5 million

Projected Construction Period: June 2021 to Winter 2022/23

CADA Contact:

Tom Kigar, Special Project Director