ROEM Corporation Provides 134 New Affordable Homes for San Jose’s Low-income Families

Oak Grove Apartments Opens in Hitachi Master-planned Community

SAN JOSE, Calif. – (RealEstateRama) — ROEM Corporation announced today the opening of its Oak Grove Apartments, a $34 million development in San Jose providing 134 units of permanently affordable housing to low-income families earning at or below 60 percent of the Santa Clara County area median income.

Located at 5568 Lexington Avenue on what was formerly the Hitachi Global Storage Technologies campus, Oak Grove Apartments is part of a 295-acre master-planned community that will include condominiums, apartments, attached townhomes, many pocket parks, and a large 10-acre park with a baseball field.

Oak Grove Apartments consists of a five-story apartment building wrapped around a multi-story 149-space parking garage. Amenities include a community room with kitchen, computer room, children’s outdoor play area, gym, laundry facility, and outdoor courtyard.

ROEM is dedicated to building sustainable housing and is currently pursuing LEED Gold certification for Oak Grove Apartments. In addition to being constructed with sustainable building methods and materials, Oak Grove Apartments includes a number of ‘green’ features to ensure the development’s long-term energy-efficiency and sustainability. These include: water-efficient fixtures; efficient landscape design using native species and zero turf; Energy Star appliances; high efficiency windows; solar PV system; and exceeding Title-24 building energy efficiency standards by 19 percent.

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