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Betty Ann Gardens

This development provides 76 one, two and three bedroom flats on a 3.87 net acre site, which runs along the banks of the Penitencia Creek, a riparian preserve in San Jose’s Berryessa District. It is located near local shopping and incorporates a transit stop along King Road at the project’s entry. All units have a private balcony. On the first floor, fenced courtyards create direct access to the Community Building and grass/play area. Each unit has it’s own gas fueled hydronic heating and air conditioning system with all gas, “energy star” appliances. Flooring is linoleum in the kitchen and bathrooms and recycled content “Interface” carpet squares in the living room and bedrooms. Cabinets are “medite” with no-VOC, water-based varnish finish.


FCH is resident-centered in all we do. With that mission in mind, Betty Anne Gardens will soon be undergoing renovations. The focus will be on rehabilitating exterior finishes/building envelope, including significant rehabilitation of interior units which will provide residents with safe and healthy living spaces for many more years to come. Upgraded energy efficient appliances, water heating, and new lighting will decrease property energy use and provide savings to residents. Resident amenities, including the refreshed community room, a new transit hub, and a community garden round out this planned renovation of this 100% affordable housing for families.


Located adjacent to BART North San Jose/Berryessa, Betty Anne Gardens is home to 76 families. Rehab Design/Builder: Avelar/Reconstruction Services. Financing: AvidBank, City of San José

Building Amenities

  • On-site manager & maintenance staff

  • Health & wellness programs

  • Laundry facility

  • Community room/lounge with full kitchen

  • Computer lab

  • Free bus passes

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Children's play area

  • Community Garden

Green Features

These apartments exceed California's stringent Title 24 Energy Code by 25%! The current buildings have many sustainable, 'green' features which save tenants money on their energy bills.

Management: John Stewart Company

Architect: OJK Architecture and Planning
Contractor: Branagh, Inc.

Year Completed: 2003



  • Featured in a case study, May 2004 - Alameda County Waste Management Authority

  • Featured in case study - The Green Affordable Housing Coalition, October 2003

  • Featured by Global Green USA - The Making of a Green Developer, December 2003

  • Featured in American Institute of Architects website for implementing green design and materials, Fall 2003

  • 2004 NAHRO Award

  • 2004 NALHFA Award

Betty Ann Gardens

945 Lundy Avenue

San Jose, CA 95133

Office: 408-254-4540

Fax: 408-254-4549


Call for waitlist and availability

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