San Diego Family Housing, the Navy’s largest public-private venture to date, includes more than 12,000 single and multifamily homes on various sites in the central California region and in Nevada for sailors and Marines and their families. The project also encompasses a number of neighborhood amenities, including three LEED® Silver community centers and two LEED®-certified community centers. To date, the project has garnered 17 awards on both the local and national level.
San Diego Military Family Housing (SDFH) offers newfound connectivity between residents and their communities. Pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, combined with engaging home façades that feature front porches instead of garages, promote interaction between neighbors. Planting strips provide a pedestrian buffer from the street, making neighborhoods walkable and encouraging residents to socialize or visit the many open spaces and community features located no more than a five-minute walk from any home. Among such features are three LEED® Silver and two LEED certified community centers. Great care was taken during the construction process to reduce waste and reuse demolition materials wherever possible. Construction teams participated in debris recycling, which involved sorting and recycling drywall, cardboard, and clean wood. Large amounts of concrete, asphalt and gravel were also crushed and re-used (estimated at 200,000 tons between the various sites). Other sustainable measures included enhanced building envelopes, increased energy efficiency, and potable water and wastewater conservation.