EAH Housing will officially open its newest affordable housing project, Drake’s Way, on April 22.
Drake’s Way, located in Marin County’s Larkspur Landing shopping center, will be the first multi-family LEED-certified complex in the county. It is aiming for LEED silver certification.
The development will provide 24 new homes for very low income households. A partnership with various social service programs will allow for independent living for individuals living in five units set aside for people with special needs.
Designed by Russell + Davis Architects of San Rafael and built by L&D Construction of San Jose, the development will be part of an all-inclusive neighborhood, offering excellent pedestrian and transit access, neighboring a cooperative preschool, and within walking distance of a large district that includes shopping, restaurants and offices.
In order to maximize preservation of the natural environment, Drake’s Way is a carefully designed “infill” location. The 24 townhouse-style rental homes neighbor three acres of private open space, and 2.5 acres of donated park space to the city of Larkspur. Its close proximity to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal highlights this new transit-oriented development.
Drake’s Way serves low income residents -- those who earn at or below 50% of the Area Median Income for Marin County, as defined by HUD.
The development has an array of green features including: water and energy conservation, improved indoor environmental quality, native California landscaping, local and recycled construction materials and solar power for the community center and homes. In addition to LEED certification, the project will also seek certification from Green Point Rated.
The community center contains the property manager’s office, a computer learning center, a full kitchen, large deck, gathering space for community sponsored activities, a children’s playground, bay views and laundry facilities.