(Bruce Damonte)

Half Moon Village, Half Moon Bay, California, USA
Developer: MidPen Housing Corp.
Designer: Herman Coliver Locus Architecture
Size: 6 acres (2.4 ha)   

Half Moon Village is the result of a vision held by the city of Half Moon Bay and San Mateo County to transform an underused site into an innovative community for seniors. The Half Moon Village apartment community provides 160 rental homes affordable to low-income seniors in the nation’s most expensive rental housing market. 

Residents have access to bright apartments (some with views of the Pacific Ocean), a tree-lined pedestrian walkway, community gardens, a bocce court, heated outdoor patios, outdoor sculptures, a fitness center, a computer lounge, and community rooms. Half Moon Village provides a model for best practices in providing high-quality affordable housing for the growing population of seniors.   

An integral component of the project is the extended Half Moon Bay Senior Campus, giving Village residents access to health and social services that provide a continuum of care so they can age in place. The ten-acre (4 ha) campus includes an additional 104 affordable homes, an adult day health center, and a senior community center and is just steps away from downtown Half Moon Bay and community amenities that include a public library, supermarket, and pharmacy. With two SamTrans bus lines within 1,500 feet (450 m) of their apartments, senior residents have easy access to downtown, as well as many other parts of the San Francisco Bay area.