Alta Torre provides 56 high-quality, affordable apartments for very-low-income seniors as part of a 12-acre mixed-use redevelopment of the former Sun Microsystems headquarters. Twenty apartments are set aside for seniors with special needs whose services are coordinated through a partnership with the Council on Aging, Silicon Valley. Alta Torre, which is expected to be Green Point Rated, features a number of environmentally sustainable building techniques, such as dual-flush toilets and a solar hot-water system that significantly reduces the community’s energy costs. Amenities include private decks, a landscaped courtyard and a community room for activities, services and classes. Alta Torre is complemented by more than 100 for-sale townhomes and flats at Altaire as well as the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life, a new nine-acre, $250 million development which includes assisted living for seniors, a recreational facility and an intergenerational community and performing arts center. Together, these developments are creating an exciting new pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income community offering a dynamic array of recreational, educational and other services available to both residents and the greater community.
Architect: Steinberg Architects
General Contractor: Segue Construction, Inc.
Financial Partners: BUILD, LLC; Santa Clara County; City of Palo Alto; Opportunity Fund; Sobrato Family Foundation; Housing Trust of Santa Clara County; State of California Department of Housing and Community Development; Union Bank of California, N.A.; and Silicon Valley Bank
City: Palo Alto
County: Santa Clara
State: CaliforniaGo to Interactive Map