Main Street Housing, Phase II
Half Moon Bay, CA


This project was the second phase of affordable housing for migrant workers in Half Moon Bay. The new layout started with the addition of a barn-red community center, which anchors the second phase of construction. Two-story buildings, designed to look like individual farmhouses, flank a winding path and provide a protected, landscaped play area shared by all of the families.

Veronica and her team are receptive, resourceful and great to work with.
Mike Wiley, former Head of Development, MidPen Housing

Special attention was paid to finding special accents for each unit, such as using a gable roof to allow a tall ceiling in a family room, or designing a wood railing at the interior stair to match the detailing at the unit’s front porch.


MidPen Housing

Construction Type

Type V

Construction Cost

$11 Million

New / Renovation



2002 Gold Nugget, Best Affordable (Attached Property), Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) 2002 Project of the Year, Merritt Community Capital Corporation


Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo




28 / 1BR, 2BR, 3BR and 4BR, Flats and Townhomes

For Sale/Rental

Rental (60% AMI)


28 (1:1)

Site Area

4.3 acres (14.9 units per acre)

Building GSF

16,000 GSF


Trident Construction


Veronica Hinkley Reck was the Project Manager and lead Designer from conceptual design through construction while at Berger Detmer Architects.

Funding Sources

County of San Mateo, California Equity Fund, Various Banks