The Plaza at Sierra
16999 Orange Way
Fontana, CA
A 90-unit Senior affordable apartment complex, 3-story slab-on-grade construction

The Plaza completes the fourth corner of senior apartments sitting at the intersection of Sierra Avenue and Ceres Avenue in Fontana.

Completed January 2010

2012 Best New Seniors Development,
Multi-housing News

2011 Gold Nugget Grand
Award Winner
Best Age Qualified Housing –
Multi Family Community

Judges Statement: This project was asked to provide acoustical control for the adjacent Railroad tracks and solve a very linear site all the while creating a revitalized streetscape to the blighted downtown commercial area. The Judges noted that this project addressed all of those issues while providing a exciting site plan, strong elevations and aesthetic street elements bringing integrity back to the downtown. Clearly a win win for the city and the senior population.

2011 Gold Nugget Grand
Award Winner
Best Affordable project –
under 30 du/acre

Judges Statement: An affordable seniors rental project, Plaza at Sierra dealt with a long linear urban site bounded by an active railroad line. The site plan created a sensitive balance between parking and buildings while minimizing the walking distances, keeping aesthetic linkages between the buildings and parking spaces. The site plan orientation created sound walls and other acoustic screenings. The exterior design is impressive, seldom seen on affordable housing projects.