This transit oriented, mixed-use development is located across the street from the Beacon Hill light rail station and immediately adjacent to the historic Beacon Hill Elementary school house. Part of a larger vision for an integrated campus that expands El Centro de la Raza’s social services, the project provides 112 units of affordable family housing, micro retail space, expansion of a childcare center, a community/cultural center, program and other office space, and a central outdoor plaza that provides flexible civic gathering place for the neighborhood’s diverse cultures. SMR served as the architect of record on this project, in association with Design Architect, 7 Directions Architects/Planners, and Consulting Architect, Third Place Design Cooperative.
|Client:||El Centro de la Raza|
|Program:||One, two, and three-bedroom apartments co-located with childcare, office, ground floor commercial, community center, and outdoor gathering spaces.|
|Highlights:||Includes extensive integrated art and a public plaza honoring Roberto Maestas, co-founder of El Centro de la Raza|