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Groundbreaking celebration for ground-breaking Depot Road housing development

November 9, 2021

A rendering of the future apartment complex on Depot road, a beige square building with trees surrounding it.

The City of Hayward and nonprofit supportive housing operator and developer Abode Services will celebrate on Nov. 15 the start of construction of 125 micro apartments for formerly homeless residents and very low-income households in need of housing assistance.

The new residential project at 2595 Depot Road will consist of 125 units 281 to 296 square feet in size constructed in an L-shape building rising three and four stories high with wrap around services including on-site social workers, case management and classes and workshops for residents.

The new community, called Depot Community Apartments, will share the three-acre property with Cronin House, a state-licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.  On-site amenities of the new residential community will include an interior courtyard, a half basketball court, a picnic and barbecue area, a small dog run, looping walking paths and a garden.

Environmental features include solar-power facilities, high-efficiency lighting and appliances, and water-efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures.

Construction financing is being supported with $6 million from the City of Hayward’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund and an additional $18 million from the City’s share of Alameda County Measure A1 affordable housing bond funds.