BAR Architects planned the Transition District – part of the Los Gatos North 40 community also master planned by BAR, which includes the Lark District in Phase I and the Northern District in Phase II – to be the heart of the North 40. This mixed-use area features a moderately-sized, service-oriented retail cluster (66,000 sf) integrated with 50 affordable senior housing units, composed around a central Neighborhood Street.
Independent seniors will enjoy site-wide amenities within the context of affordably priced housing operated by Eden Housing. Residents will enjoy their own community spaces, library/computer center, furnished outdoor terrace with community garden beds, and a front-row seat on the activities of the District.
With an emphasis on quality food products and local produce and vintners, the focal point of the District is a 20,000 sf market hall. Other retail tenants will be carefully selected to round out unmet needs of the area, including dining establishments, in-line shops, fitness, offices and personal services. The Transition District is both a home and a destination, fostering community engagement and new relationships. Programmed events, such as farmers’ markets and festivals will further the draw of this location as an important focal point for north Los Gatos.