San Jose, California
The Kelsey Ayer Station is a fully inclusive mixed ability, mixed income housing community located in downtown San Jose. The 115 apartment homes include a mix of 2-bedrooms and studios for individuals with and without disabilities across a range of incomes. The project includes shared community, and outdoor spaces. Inclusion Concierges™ connect residents to each other, the community, and desired services and supports.
Located adjacent to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail and a short walk from downtown San Jose and Diridon Station, the project is a dense transit-oriented location that will allow residents to both utilize on-site support services and community programming as well as leverage nearby urban amenities.
Sensory garden with plants that activate the senses; possibly lavender for smell, a water fall for touch, bamboo for sound, and floral colors for sight.
Community room on the ground floor, meant to bring people together; a place for residents and visitors to meet and hang out.
Terrace area for residents to enjoy the sun or mingle during a quiet afternoon, could be a place for a break from others or activity with socializing.
The dropoff area at the entrance prioritizes chair users ability to enter with a sidewalk flush to the driveway with no curb. Using bollards, it remains safe and accessible.
Units and Residents
The Kelsey Ayer Station includes a mix of market rate, workforce, affordable, and deeply affordable homes. Units are reserved for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across all incomes. Our signature Inclusion Concierges™ help build community for our residents of all abilities, as well as connect them to outside supports and services. More details on our residents and services can be found in the FAQs.
In conversation with community members of all abilities, individuals repeatedly spoke to some key design needs: flexible spaces that promote connection, outdoor amenities, and universally designed spaces. We're excited to incorporate all three into The Kelsey Ayer Station, as the building includes approximately 8,000 square feet of community spaces. A gathering space on the ground floor creates room for neighbors to connect. Each floor includes community spaces such as lounges, fitness rooms, and shared workstations. Residents can socialize on the community terrace or spend quiet moments in the sensory garden. The entire building utilizes universal design to ensure that all spaces are accessible and inclusive.
We selected this site because of its proximity to transit, jobs, arts, culture, services, and healthcare. The site is 500 feet from VTA light rail, a 15 minute walk from downtown San Jose, and a 25 minute walk to Diridon station. Our residents of all abilities have quick access to jobs, community life, and entertainment without ever having to get into a car. We're already building relationships with key community organizations who will be project partners in service delivery, employment, and promoting active community life for all members of The Kelsey Ayer Station.
The Kelsey is excited to be working with Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC) on this project. Sares Regis SRGNC is a privately owned, San Mateo-based developer of high quality rental and ownership residential communities throughout the Bay Area. They have operated as a major residential developer and investor in the Bay Area since 1992. To date, SRGNC has acquired or developed approximately 19,000 multi-family and residential housing units and 14 million square feet of commercial and civic properties. They currently have a residential pipeline of over 2,500 residences of both for sale and for rent valued at over $1.5 billion and over $2.5 billion of commercial activity in the Bay Area.