BAR’s master plan for the Foster City mix-ed use project is envisioned as a vibrant new mixed-use neighborhood with age-restricted housing, neighborhood retail/commercial and community amenities that will serve as a focal point and gathering place for the entire Foster City community. Located between the Foster City government complex and the Peninsula Jewish Community Center, the site is at a pivotal position to connect a variety of existing civic and recreational amenities. The goal of the project is the creation of a senior living experience that is walkable in scale and designed to encourage social connections between residents and the broader community.
Market rate senior housing will consist of 196 courtyard and garden flats. A new stand-alone building of 152 assisted living units will include 16 units designed for memory care services. Another building provides 66 affordable independent living units, community space, and amenities over neighborhood retail space.
The master plan also envisions a 22,000 sf town square which will serve as a public gathering space, designed to activate the retail center and provide a vibrant venue for city-wide events, festivities and farmers market opportunities. A central street links the town square to other city amenities. Landscape design will reinforce the neighborhood’s urban design framework of an interconnected, pedestrian-scale network of streets, landscaped paseos, gardens, activity nodes and public gathering spaces.