BAY OAKS APARTMENTS
Location: East Palo Alto, CA
Size: 38 units
Client: MidPen Housing Corporation
Architect: W|A Associates
Bay Oaks Apartments is a thriving community located in the heart of East Palo Alto, owned and managed by MidPen Housing Corporation. The project, which was recently completed in July 2023, consisted of a full interior and exterior renovation, with new landscaping and parking lots. Interior upgrades included new water heaters and furnaces, light fixtures, appliances, cabinets and countertops, shower/baths and all new plumbing fixtures, doors and hardware, and flooring/paint. Exterior building upgrades incorporated all new siding, roofs, windows and sliders, decks and railings, entry doors/hardware, and a new security camera system. Site upgrades consisted of all new landscaping/irrigation, wood wire fencing and replacement of old iron fencing, new play structures and surfacing, sealcoat and stripe of parking lot, and upgraded path of travel throughout. The biggest challenge the team faced was upgrading and expanding the existing fire sprinkler/backflow systems to meet the new requirements of Menlo Park Fire Dept. Other highlights included a redesigned community room and leasing office, as well as a modified parking lot entry to add more parking and ease of access.