The Navy’s largest public-private venture to date, San Diego Family Housing includes 12,698 single-family and multifamily homes across various sites in central California and 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 Family Housing offers pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and engaging home façades with front porches to promote neighborly interactions. Planting strips provide a 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 construction to reduce waste and reuse demolition materials wherever possible. Construction teams participated in debris recycling, sorting and recycling drywall, cardboard, and clean wood. Approximately 200,000 tons of concrete, asphalt, and gravel were also crushed and repurposed. Other sustainable measures include enhanced building envelopes, increased energy efficiency, and potable water and wastewater conservation.