Affordable Housing with Pervious Concrete is a Win for Developers and Tenants

Affordable housing doesn't have to mean your project is stuck with old conventional materials to save cost. The Met Apartment buildings in San Jose, CA are part of a newly constructed community development project by Charities Housing that will be adding 100 affordable housing units to the city. Built to the City's Green Building Guidelines the project showcases a variety of sustainability features. One of these features is the pervious concrete drive lane that will serve as the entrance into the buildings' shared parking garage. This drive lane is anticipated to be a high volume area for residents coming and going from the complex. Tenants are moving into the North building now, while the South building is still under construction. 

 BAPC Classic pervious concrete drive lane at The Met Apartments in San Jose, CA. When we stopped by to visit the project to take this photo it was raining, and as expected, there were no puddles on the pervious concrete. 

BAPC Classic pervious concrete drive lane at The Met Apartments in San Jose, CA. When we stopped by to visit the project to take this photo it was raining, and as expected, there were no puddles on the pervious concrete. 

With pervious concrete's ability to double as a pavement and stormwater treatment plant projects can reduce their overall project costs. This allows affordable housing projects to spend less on stormwater infrastructure, to meet stormwater regulations, and more on tenant well-being, while still having the project be financially viable. Pervious concrete also has a longer lifecycle than conventional pavements, like asphalt, leading to reduced maintenance costs for the project.

By utilizing our design consultation services early on in the project design your project can realize the highest level of cost savings, by simplifying your stormwater infrastructure and reducing design and construction costs. Please contact us for more information.