Art Ark - Welcome

Art Ark Apartments are located in San Jose's version of SoHo - an old industrial neighborhood where artists are living/working in old warehouses, and families have rehabilitated older Victorian homes. The Art Ark is made up of 148 affordable rental artist units (134 SRO Units and 14 single family units) in two distinct neighborhoods: the Factory and the Cottages. A performance plaza joins these two districts. Over 30% of the residents consider themselves to be artists.

The Factory building was designed to reflect the warehouse context adjacent to the site. The Cottages building references the single family bungalows located on South Sixth Street. Gabled roof forms, private balconies, and porches linked to walk-up stoops, mimic the homes across the street from the development.

The community offers a spacious on-site art gallery, and an in-house artist-in-residence who teaches art classes and coordinates gallery shows. Art Ark contains a large community room, with a kitchen and an art gallery. There is a sundeck that is open to an outdoor ampitheater, abutting the neighborhood park.


Art Ark Apartments is a TCAC affordable housing community. To qualify for residency your annual household cannot exceed the following amounts:

Household size of 1 cannot exceed annual gross of $37,150

Household size of 2 cannot exceed annual gross of $42,450



Minimum Income must be at least 2.5 times the monthly rent.

Community Amenities*

  • Fitness Center
  • On-site Laundry Facilities
  • Garage
  • Public Transportation
  • Elevator
  • Gate
  • High Speed Internet Ready
  • Art Gallery

The Art Ark amenities include, the Art Ark Gallery, performance plaza, on-site laundry, computer lab, fitness room, and community room.

Apartment Home Amenities*

  • Air Conditioner (Central)
  • Cable Ready
  • Dishwasher
  • Over-sized windows
  • Walk-in Closets
  • View
  • Heat (Electric)
  • Refrigerator
  • Range (Electric)
  • Microwave

Each studio offers a full size kitchen that comes with a dishwasher, stove, microwave, garbage diposal, and full size 15 cubic feet refridgerator. The studios located at the Cottage district have carpet and a patio while the studios in the Factory district have hard flooring with a huge walk-in closet. All studios have central air conditioning and heater, with a full size bathroom which includes a full size bath tub.

Art Ark | Managed by: EAH

2169 East Francisco Boulevard, Suite B
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 258-1800

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