Acting as the private developing partner in a public/private partnership with the Oxnard Housing Authority and Las Cortes, we acquired an infill 5-acre site with substandard housing in Oxnard, CA. After providing positive temporary and permanent relocation assistance to existing tenants, we scraped the site and proceeded to develop, entitle, design and build 72 apartments.
This project is located less than 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean and amenities include a multi-purpose community center with plaza area and BBQ, property management office, craft room, and technology room with the ability for Paseo children to use the internet, do after school homework and create movies with the iMac movie maker. With DiCecco Architecture, we thoughtfully designed the unit interiors with faux hardwood floors, granite countertops, Energy Star appliances, energy efficient lighting, water saving water fixtures and stainless steel sinks and either a private balcony or patio comes standard in each unit.
This project included twelve Net-Zero energy buildings, which means buildings with zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually. Traditional buildings consume 40% of the total fossil fuel energy in the US and European Union and are significant contributors to greenhouse gases. The zero net energy consumption principle is viewed as a means to reduce carbon emissions and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The project received a Green Point Rated certification for its sustainable design and construction efforts. Local community service providers include interaction with the Police Athletics League who provide after-school leadership and athletic programs for Paseo kids along with City Corps, a local Oxnard town keeping program where young adults learn pride of ownership and by maintaining the property and landscape.
Architect: DiCecco Architecture