A blighted site that once contained an auto dealership was transformed into Broadmoor Plaza – a 60-unit affordable apartment community for very-low income seniors in San Leandro.
Located at 232 East 14th Street, Broadmoor Plaza opened in May 2004, and met a critical need in San Leandro, where a community survey had indicated that housing for seniors was a top priority. The property is also well located, just a mile from downtown and shopping areas.
In addition to location, Broadmoor Plaza also boasts a number of amenities for its residents. A multipurpose room and resident library/computer center are available for use. Other amenities include an outdoor courtyard and gardens, laundry room, office space, and off-street parking for each of the units. Support services for residents are also available.
|The site of Broadmoor Plaza before redevelopment.
||Broadmoor Plaza after redevelopment.|
According to San Leandro Housing and CDBG Manager Tom Liao, early planning was critical to the development’s success and support.
"The project garnered strong community support because [project developer] American Baptist Homes of the West and the project architect, Michael Pyatok Architects, Inc., conducted several neighborhood meetings and community design workshops for the neighborhood," Liao said.
Financially, the bulk of Broadmoor Plaza’s $8.6 million cost was provided by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 202 Program for Elderly Housing. Additional funding consisted of $1.9 million in redevelopment funds, and various other sources such as development fees.
Broadmoor Plaza: At a Glance
Opened: May 2004
Developer: American Baptist Homes of the West
Architect: Michael Pyatok Architects, Inc.
Number of Units: 60
Total Cost: Approx. $8.6 million
- HUD Section 202 Program for Elderly Housing: $5.7 million
- City Redevelopment Agency Set-Aside Funds: $1.9 million
- Private Developer In-Lieu Fees: $500,000
- Alameda County HOME CHDO Funds: $542,000