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Life-Enhancing Design

An Accessible, Supportive Environment

From lighting, flooring and furniture choices to purposefully planned spaces – every apartment and common area is intentionally designed to help you move around more safely, easily and confidently throughout the community.

Community Design Features

  • Augmented Chair Heights with Armrests
  • Low Tables with Rounded Edges
  • Moisture-Wicking Upholstery
  • Wide Walkways
  • Supportive Handrails
  • Optimized Lighting
  • Non-Skid Flooring
  • Wayfinding, Event and Safety Signage
  • Elevators and Electronic Doors
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Ramps
  • Manicured Sidewalks

Apartment Design Features

  • 24-Hour Emergency Alert System
  • Walk-In Showers with Removable Shower Head
  • ADA-Compliant Toilets and Toilet Rails Available
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Sinks Available
  • Non-Skid Flooring
  • Easily Accessible Electrical Outlets
  • Personally Controlled Thermostats

Designed to benefit generations to come

Elegance Berkeley has been designed to achieve GreenPoint Rated Gold Certification, as mandated by the state of California. GreenPoint is an independent, third-party verification system that emphasizes energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, resource conservation, and livable communities.  

We are an urban-infill, mixed-use development in a designated brownfield site, utilizing an adaptable, universal building design. Our environmentally conscious features include:  

  • Low-emission, 30% post-consumer or 60% post-industrial recycled content in insulation in walls and floors 
  • Minimal grass turf in landscape design to reduce water usage 
  • Durable, fire-resistant cladding and roofing materials 
  • Water Sense shower heads, faucets and toilets, and insulated hot water pipes 
  • ENERGY STAR certified appliances  
  • Van Dyken mechanical ventilation systems for improved indoor air quality 
  • Zero-VOC interior wall and ceiling paints and low-emitting flooring 
  • Location less than one mile from a major transit stop and community services 
  • 5 to 8 foot wide sidewalks buffered from roadways 
  • A tobacco-free building  

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