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Salinas Gateway

Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments – 52 energy-efficient, 100% affordable apartments (studio, one and two bedrooms) at the corner of Lincoln and Market in downtown Salinas, for seniors age 55 and over who are at 40%-60% AMI with 25 units set aside for the chronically ill.  The 159,000 sq. ft. building sits on a small urban infill site of .75 acres at the gateway to downtown. This prime location means that residents can easily enjoy neighborhood amenities.

Building Amenities

  • On-site manager & maintenance staff

  • Resident services

  • Adult education

  • Health & wellness programs

  • Laundry facility

  • Community room/lounge

  • Computer lab

  • Free bus passes

Green Features

Healthy living for our tenants starts by giving consideration to indoor air quality. Finishes such as paints, finishes, adhesives, cabinets, carpets, resilient linoleum flooring that have low volatile compound makeup and low off-gassing properties keep tenants and staff from breathing and absorbing toxic fumes that can otherwise cause harm to their health.


Saving energy lowers operating expenses. This is achieved through insulation, water use, efficient plumbing and electrical fixtures. By having well-insulated and ventilated shell it reduces the amount of energy required to heat and cool the units and helps to improve indoor air quality. Lower energy use equals lower energy costs for the both common areas and for tenants.


The project is a transit oriented development located across from local and regional transit hubs. In addition, First Community Housing will purchase local transit passes for each resident, providing use throughout Monterey County.


The building features a vegetated roof which provides a multiple benefits, such as lowering the heat island effect, filtering rain water, roof insulation and extending the life of the roof itself. The vegetation will be locally grown organic drought-tolerant plants, which filter the rainwater before it goes into the storm drains.

Management: John Stewart Company

Architect: OJK Architecture and Planning, AIA
Contractor: L&D Construction
Year Completed: 2013


Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design  (LEED) for Homes Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  Platinum is the highest rating achievble in the LEED rating system.

Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments

25 Lincoln Avenue

Salinas, CA 93901

Office: 831-754-8926

Call for waitlist and availability

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