Phoenix Commons - Linda Herman Consulting

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Phoenix Commons

Development, Senior Co-housing
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Project type: Development/Senior Co-housing
Project budget: $20.5M
Project size: 60,000 sq. ft.
Project schedule: Completed March 2016
Client: Elder Village Development

Primary responsibilities:

  • Pro forma development
  • Coordinate/manage entitlement process
  • Manage design, pre-construction and construction phases
  • Liaise with government agencies
  • Owner’s representation during construction

Project Goals/Challenges:

  • Complex entitlement process on highly impacted site
  • Coordinate with multiple State agencies
  • Establish design parameters, budget and financial feasibility

LHC managed this unique four-story, 41-unit senior cooperative housing project; an independent-living community for active adults on the Alameda estuary. Being directly on the water, the site is under the jurisdiction of multiple state, county and city regulatory agencies. LHC has facilitated good process to achieve approvals from the Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Quality Water Board, Oakland Planning Commission, BCDC, Alameda County Public Works, and Union Pacific railroad.

In order to establish the budget for the project, LHC led a rigorous process for selection of the general contractor after the Schematic Design phase. This allowed for informed design decisions and meaningful evaluation of building systems as design of the building progressed. LHC managed a productive pre-construction phase, delivering realistic cost estimating, constructability reviews and value engineering services to the client to achieve the financial goals of the project.

Architect: Zimmerman + Associates
Contractor: JS Builders

Renderings © Zimmerman + Associates