Cedar Gateway Apartments is a new construction, health affordable housing community located in San Diego, remedy California. Cedar Gateway is a contemporary building rising five to seven stories above subterranean parking and offers 65 affordable apartments. A five story element is capped by a landscaped “eco roof” that overlooks Cortez Hill. With easy access to Interstate 5 and a Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) bus stop, residents can enjoy quick access to Downtown San Diego, the San Diego Public Library, a hospital, Balboa Park, schools, and retail outlets.
Stories / Building Construction Type
6 Story, Type III, 3 Story Type, Parking Podium
LEED / Build-it-Green Certification
Cedar Gateway, LP
1612, Sixth Avenue, San Diego, California, 92101, United States
Features & Amenities
Cedar Gateway’s five, six, and seven-story building segments surround an outdoor atrium. This project includes a total of 65 environmentally friendly, multifamily apartments that rise above more than 4,300 square feet of retail space. There are three parking areas at the building’s base, two of them fully subterranean. This community also features a community room, a computer room and a courtyard. The apartments above have cross-ventilation to take advantage of San Diego’s mild climate, and residents can enjoy the view of Cortez Hill from the eco-roof’s 3,500 square-foot deck. Distinctly different entrances on Cedar Street and Fifth and Sixth Avenues offer different views and experiences of the interior courtyard.
Roof top garden with picnic tables
Learning Center with Computers
Clubroom with kitchen
Open Courtyard with picnic tables
European Style kitchens
Walking to Shopping and Entertainment
Please note that all features and available upgrades are subject to change without notice.
UNIT 1: 713 Sq. Ft. | 1 Bed, 1 Bath
UNIT 2: 886 Sq. Ft. | 2 Bed, 1 Bath
UNIT 3: 1,147 Sq. Ft. | 3 Bed, 2 Bath
USGBC LEED-H Platinum Certified
Due to the space restrictions of this particular site, it was important to implement an effective site management master plan that focused on all elements of sustainability throughout the community. In order to efficiently utilize the site, the building density was 46.7 dwelling units/acre. Erosion controls during were Implemented during construction. Overall, 90% of installed plants are drought tolerant and 5% of total capacity is preferred parking spots for low-emitting vehicles.
Energy and Atmosphere
High-energy efficiency features are integrated into the design of the community from the conceptual stages. All lighting integrates advanced energy saving in-unit lighting. Most importantly, Cedar Gateway is designed to exceed Title-24 standard by 34.7%.
To ensure that Cedar Gateway uses water in the most thorough manner possible, ROEM actively sought to implement a water system that increases efficiency both indoors and outdoors. To that end, Cedar Gateway has implemented an irrigation system that is highly efficient by reducing water flow rates of fixtures to environmentally sustainable levels. The eco-roof garden has drought tolerant plants.
In addition, Cedar Gateway has implemented a stormwater management plan that reduces impervious cover, promotes infiltration, captures and treats the stormwater runoff from 90% of the average annual rainfall, removing 80% of the average annual total suspended solids in the water. For indoor water use, Cedar Gateway uses water efficient washers and ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers.
Indoor Air Quality
Providing a clean and ventilated indoor environment is important to the health of our occupants. To that end, ROEM has implemented a Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan to ensure that the project reach the goal of maintaining acceptable in-door air quality before, during and after construction, and that prevented contamination prior to occupancy. Cedar Gateway implemented basic venting measures by not only meeting the basic outdoor air ventilation requirements, but also by exceeding them in multiple instances. ENERGY STAR labeled exhaust fans and sealed connections to garage, which prevent toxins and exhaust from entering the building, are integrated throughout the property.
Materials and Resources
ROEM also considered the sustainability of products used in the development of Cedar Gateway by focusing on the integration of environmentally preferable products. These include Green Label Plus carpet and FSC-certified wood products. Lastly, the project diverted over 65% of construction waste from landﬁlls by recycling construction materials such as wood, metal, drywall, and concrete.
2014 Urban Land Institutes’s (ULI) Global Award of Excellence Recipient
2014 Multi-Housing News (MHN) Gold Award for Best New Development: Affordable
2014 San Diego Green Building Council Highest LEED Multifamily Project in San Diego
2014 Multifamily Executive (MFE) Merit Award
2013 San Diego Housing Federation Ruby Award for the Housing Project of the Year/Special Needs
2013 American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Orange County Residential Design Honor Award