Zettie Miller’s Haven is a special needs housing development located on appoximately 2.15 acres behind the Union Southern Baptist Church in Stockton, California. The project provides permanent housing for people with a disability, including three special needs populations: people with developmental disabilities, people with mental illness, and people with long term chronic illnesses with an emphasis on seniors.
The buildings are generally three stories with “tuck-under” parking at the ground floor of the western and southern buildings. Tuck-under vehicle parking allows the site to be less dominated by parking, and shades many of the parking spaces.
The buildings are oriented around a common green that serves as a central focus for the entire community. A south facing terrace that is slightly elevated, looks over the green and provide for a tranquil sitting area.
- Energy efficient design exceeds California’s Title 24 requirements by 15 percent
- GreenPoint Rated Gold
- Under-utilized infill location with existing transportation and services
- Uses lanscaped bio-swales to reduce and improve quality of storm water run off
- Uses “parking-sharing” by taking advantage of the staggered schedules of the adjacent church and management staff
- Energy Star appliances Building geometry allows most of the units to have natural ventilation
- Provides natural daylight on 2 sides of more than 75% of the residences
- Careful placement of shading devices to minimize heat gain from sunlight
- Providing roof geometry to allow for solar PV panels
- 225 KW PV system generates most resident needs
- Low VOC finishes