The City of Oceanside initially retained RRM to develop a Vision and Strategic Plan for an affordable housing project with a mixed-use component on a City-owned, 14-acre site. Key considerations included community engagement, compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood, and connectivity to the nearby historic San Luis Rey Mission District. RRM facilitated three public community design workshops and crafted a preferred concept plan based upon direct input received. The resulting Vision and Strategic Plan addressed land uses, amenities, design criteria including universal design, and implementing actions, and was unanimously supported by the City’s Housing Commission and adopted by the City Council. Subsequently, RRM was retained by affordable housing developer National Community Renaissance, in partnership with the City of Oceanside, to provide architectural services to implement the project.
Mission Cove is a new 288-unit multifamily residential development located in Oceanside, California. The project includes a combination of affordable family apartments, senior apartments, special needs housing, commercial office space, a leasing office, and a community resource center. Eleven of the community’s buildings are Green Point rated Gold. The various residential buildings are connected by a well-lit network of walkways, plazas, courtyards, trails, and open spaces. Located along a high frequency bus line, which provides direct access to many community amenities, the development adds a new transit stop along the project frontage. The project is constructing final phases with completed buildings already occupied by residents,
2019 PCBC Gold Nugget Awards, Award of Merit: Best Multifamily Housing Community