Studio E breaks ground on SolTerra senior housing in El Cajon

Scenes from the groundbreaking

This week, Studio E is proud to announce the groundbreaking of SolTerra – a 49-unit senior housing project in El Cajon, California. Designed for Affirmed Housing Group and consisting of two four-story, mixed-use buildings, the project provides a point of transition between the commercial/retail development of downtown to the southeast, and the residential neighborhoods to the northwest.

SolTerra North (right) and South (left), viewed from across Chambers Street

The north building will house the project’s offices and a community room that opens out onto a street front public plaza and orange grove, while the south building will provide 2,000 square feet of retail space. Green features will include solar thermal panels for hot water, photovoltaic arrays for on-site electricity generation, and extensive bio-retention measures to filter any stormwater collected on site – directing a precious resource back into the aquifer where it belongs rather than losing it to runoff.

SolTerra's terrace level garden plots

With a prime location just a short walk from the shopping, restaurants and public spaces of downtown, SolTerra will further encourage an active lifestyle amongst its residents with terrace-level community garden plots in both buildings, a fitness/music room on site, and a flex car to better accommodate car-free living.

The project team, breaking ground!

We are all looking forward to the Grand Opening celebration in May, 2013!

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8 Responses to Studio E breaks ground on SolTerra senior housing in El Cajon

  1. moises sawan says:

    i am interested in senior housing. where do i apply for it ?, i am over 55 . thx.

  2. Ida D. Candelarlia says:

    I’m a senior and would like to sign-up. By the way, do you have any floor plans available and how much you’ll be looking for in rent?

    • josh says:

      Hello Ida – thanks for your interest! For information on renting at SolTerra, please contact Affirmed Housing Group at (858)679-2828. Best of luck!

  3. samir Chamoun says:

    I am interested in Solterra Apartments that located in chamber st 131 and 151, and also how do I apply for it.

    • josh says:

      Hello and thanks for your interest! For information on renting at SolTerra, please contact Affirmed Housing Group at (858)679-2828. Best of luck!

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