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Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was selected by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) to provide investigation, design and construction phase services for Julian Gardens Townhomes located in San Jose California

Julian Gardens is a two story, wood frame development consisting of 9 individual townhomes, each approximately 1,000 SF.

ABBAE prepared a Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) for the physical condition of the entire complex. The report provided to the HACSC identified ADA requirements, physical needs, remaining useful life of key components, milestones for replacement, deficiencies that affected the property’s use, structural and mechanical integrity and future physical and budgetary needs. The recommendation was to perform a complete renovation of all building components. The $1.2 million rehabilitation project included a complete replacement of windows, roofs, interior renovation of individual residential units and landscaping.

ABBAE’s scope included reconfiguration of unit layouts and furniture/fixture replacements throughout. A new energy-efficient HVAC system was designed and installed along with high efficiency tankless water heaters. The residential units were provided with water conserving plumbing fixtures, electrical upgrades, ADA compliance, landscaping, seismic upgrades, and low voltage upgrades.