Onizuka Crossing

Location: Foster City

Project Type:

Partners: MidPen Housing with David Baker Architects


Named in honor of Ellison Onizuka, a NASA astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel with the United States AirForce, Onizuka Crossing is an affordable rental apartment community in Sunnyvale that accommodates formerly homeless veterans, working families, children, seniors and people with special needs.

The units are arranged in “pods” around a system of open-air corridors that run through the project like a spine, originating from a prominent “green” stair at the entry. The open corridors stitch the units together with gathering spaces in the courtyards.

The landscape includes three courtyards with custom play area featuring turtle and frog sculptures.

Location: Foster City

Project Type: Housing

Named in honor of Ellison Onizuka, a NASA astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel with the United States AirForce, Onizuka Crossing is an affordable rental apartment community in Sunnyvale that accommodates formerly homeless veterans, working families, children, seniors and people with special needs.

The units are arranged in “pods” around a system of open-air corridors that run through the project like a spine, originating from a prominent “green” stair at the entry. The open corridors stitch the units together with gathering spaces in the courtyards.

The landscape includes three courtyards with custom play area featuring turtle and frog sculptures.

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