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 Lucretia Gardens Townhomes located in San Jose California.
Lucretia Gardens, built in 1994, is a two story, wood frame development consisting of 16 individual townhomes.
ABBAE prepared a Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) for the physical condition of the entire complex. ABBAE’s report 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 $1.8 million rehabilitation project included a complete replacement of windows, roofs, all slidings, 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.