Helping make life better organized and more affordable for all


San Diego, California

Community development COMM22 lies on a four-acre, former San Diego Unified School District site. Located on the southeast corner of Commercial Street and 22nd Street, the mixed-use, mixed-income development creates a stronger, more vibrant neighborhood. With help from ClosetMaid, custom wire closet systems are installed in every living unit, for a total of 336 family and senior-living affordable apartments.

COMM22 consists of affordable rental housing with daycare facilities, community-based commercial and retail spaces, and market rate for-sale lofts and townhomes. In the center of the plaza sits a beautifully landscaped square designed for public gatherings, with convenient access to public transportation.


In 1983, Bridge Housing was formed with the aspiration to provide thousands of quality affordable homes for low- and moderate-income residents. And through collaboration with the San Diego Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee on Anti-Poverty (MAAC), COMM22 was recently made possible thanks to affordable and sustainable products from companies like ClosetMaid.


ClosetMaid systems were specified for all of the apartments at COMM22—256 two- and three-bedroom units, and 80 one-bedroom units. ClosetMaid ventilated wire shelving systems are SCS-certified™ for a minimum 91% recycled content with 87% post-consumer and 4% pre-consumer recycled steel. They are also SCS Certified for Indoor Air Quality and meet the California Department of Public Health standards for family residences.

ClosetMaid ventilated wire storage systems were installed in the new units at the developer’s request using 45-degree angle steel brackets. Installer Chris Evans of VBI Doors came up with the idea to use ClosetMaid’s new and material resource-saving TotalSlide® Pro attachable continuous-sliding hanging rods.

TotalSlide Pro hang rods easily attach to standard ClosetMaid wire shelving to provide a continuous-slide hang rod where hanging clothes is desired. The product greatly reduces construction scrap compared to wire shelving with integrated continuous-slide hang rods.

Customer Service

During installation, VBI Doors relied on ClosetMaid to provide tutorials for the new TotalSlide Pro product and guide them through installation best practices. ClosetMaid Professional Services provides architects, interior designers, builders, remodelers and contractors with a host of complimentary services for designing, specifying and installing quality storage systems. ClosetMaid Professional Services streamlines the entire process by providing Professional Services Representatives (PSRs) who are available as a first point of contact. The highly-trained PSRs partner with professionals to provide product consultation, design assistance, drawings and details, specifications, estimates, takeoffs, and installation support and coordination. These services allow project teams to easily leverage the many advantages of affordable and sustainable manufactured storage systems for both residential and commercial construction.

Architect: MVE & Partners, Irvine, CA.
Builder: Cannon Constructors, San Diego, CA.
Installer: VBI Doors, Poway, CA.
Developer: BRIDGE Housing, San Diego, CA and MAAC, San Diego, CA.
Partner: San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA.