Wexford Way, an affordable family community, along with Carlow Court senior housing and child care center, are the focal point of the Emerald Vista mixed-income master plan. Flanked by market rate detached and town homes, Wexford Way provides high-quality affordable rentals for households ranging from one to eight family members. The two- and three-story residential buildings are designed so that each household has a direct entrance at the ground floor, avoiding common stairs, elevators and corridors. The sense of home is reinforced by siting the buildings so that entry porches face a landscaped street or common green, and surface parking is tucked behind.
The heart of the community features a community building offering after-school programs and a computer learning center. Integral to the master plan, a nearby child care facility, operated by a Bay Area organization dedicated to cultural, ethnic and economic diversity, welcomes children from Wexford Way and the larger Dublin community. Amenities also include two playgrounds and common patio. In addition to landscaped commons, each flat or townhome has its own private deck or entry porch.
The color palette, massing and details draw from the rural roots of the Tri-Valley area. Sustainability features include sunshades and ceiling fans to reduce dependence on A/C, photovoltaic roof panels to power common area lighting, the use of recycled water for irrigation, and an array of features that achieve a 120 Green Point Rating.