February 15, 2022

Creative Adaptive Reuse for Permanent Supportive Housing

In a unique public-private partnership, Overaa will transform an old office building in San Pablo to accommodate 54 residential units. The project will provide permanent supportive housing for up to 58 people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. The design-build, adaptive reuse project will reimagine the two-level, 27,000 SF building as a community of small residences of approximately 350 square feet each, with ADA-adaptable bathrooms and kitchenettes. The program includes recreation areas, a dog park, EV parking, and provisions for a future residents’ garden and roof top solar array.

The building will provide onsite 24/7 administrative and supportive services through a HUD grant. The development is the result of a highly collaborative and creative team including Studio T-SQ Architects, Base Landscape Architects, the City of San Pablo, and Contra Costa County.