Cedar Gateway Apartments San Diego California

Cedar Gateway

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.

Project TypeMultifamily Housing
Stories / Building Construction Type6 Story, Type III, 3 Story Type, Parking Podium
LEED / Build-it-Green CertificationLEED Platinum
ClientCedar Gateway, LP
Year Built2012
Unique Feature4,342 sf
Address1612, Sixth Avenue, San Diego, California, 92101, United States

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.

Amenities include

  • City Views
  • Roof top garden with picnic tables
  • Learning Center with Computers
  • Clubroom with kitchen
  • Playscape
  • Open Courtyard with picnic tables
  • Subterranean Parking
  • Free Internet
  • European Style kitchens
  • Walk-in Closets
  • Refrigerators
  • Elevators
  • 24-hour Maintenance
  • Walking to Shopping and Entertainment

Please note that all features and available upgrades are subject to change without notice.

  • Layouts:
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms

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

Site Stewardship

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%.

Water Efficiency

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

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Call Office: 619-696-9421


Address: 1612 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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