At over one million square feet, BAR Architects’ master plan vision for South San Francisco divides the area into two main sites and includes market rate and affordable housing, a market hall, a day care center and private residences.
BAR’s plan integrates both private and public spaces, including private terraces and balconies, podium courtyards and landscaped open spaces, an outdoor market plaza and a public food and beverage market hall. Multiple access points from Mission Road to the Community Park will be provided, and the project will include a series of linked public open spaces arrayed along the Centennial Trails. Improved pedestrian and bicycle circulation of the site will facilitate connections between the new housing and commercial zones, as well as provide access to public transportation such as BART, and to the city’s primary park, Orange Memorial Park.
Of the 800 residential units, 158 will be affordable to low-income housing. Active ground floor uses throughout the two sites includes improved parks and landscaping, as well as commercial and real estate space, seamlessly connecting residents to the spaces. Residents will also enjoy a number of residential amenities including a fitness center, a sky lounge with outdoor roof deck, and dog-friendly facilities.