St. Joseph's Home for the Aged was constructed in 1912 by the Little Sisters of the Poor as a convalescent home for the elderly at 2647 International Blvd. (then E.14th Street). It closed as a convalescent home in 1979 because it wasn't possible to bring it up to current health and safety standards at the time.
On November 13, 1984 the St. Joseph's Home for the Aged, which at that time was being operated as an office complex known as the St. Joseph's Professional Center, was designated as an Oakland Landmark under Zoning Case #LM 84-317
In 2010-2012, BRIDGE Housing rehabilitated the complex using tax credit financing and other funding sources, and converted the complex into a complex of 84 affordable apartments (including the manager's unit) for low and very-low income seniors called St. Joseph's Senior Apartments. The project also includes 3,200 square feet of ground floor retail. (NB: I asked 2015-08-06 i thre was anything besides affordable housing, and was told 'no.)
While celebrating the grand opening of the senior housing in 2012, BRIDGE also celebrated the groundbreaking for the second phase of the project, a housing project with 62 family-sized units called Terraza Palmera at St. Joseph's.
The St. Joseph's Campus was chosen as a recipient of a ULI Global Award for Excellence in 2015.
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Links and References
- St. Joseph's Senior Apartments Groundbreaking: Historic Rehabilitation Through Tax Credit Financing, Housing Preservation News, April/May 2010
- BRIDGE Housing, FHLBank San Francisco Celebrate Grand Opening of St. Joseph's Senior Apartments and Groundbreaking for New Family Apartments, March 14, 2012
- Prelate Lays Cornerstone Of New Home for the Aged San Francisco Call August 10, 1912
St. Joseph’s Campus—2015 Global Awards for Excellence Winner from Urban Land Institute (ULI)