Social Equity and Urban Repair
Exemplary Affordable Housing
Oxford Plaza provides subsidized family and special-needs housing for downtown Berkeley. Together with the adjacent David Brower Center, it forms a dynamic mixed-use block that exemplifies environmentalism, social equity and urban repair.
The visionary urban infill and smart growth project is located within walking distance of major employers, services and transit linkages: BART, UC Berkeley, public schools, the library, YMCA, the farmers market, retail, restaurants and a growing arts district. On-site supportive services and accessible or adaptable units support quality of life for diverse residents.
Oxford Plaza’s architecture draws upon the best traditions of urban social housing combined with expression of its environmental intent. Sustainable features include 75% waste diversion, energy-efficient building envelope and systems, rooftop solar thermal hot water system, low-cement concrete, low-flow plumbing fixtures and water-efficient irrigation.