Like many mid-sized cities that are close to San Francisco, the pressure to build more housing is high. In Petaluma in particular, the incentive is paired with the desire to build it as near to transportation hubs as possible, reducing the number of cars and increasing the overall use of existing railway infrastructure.
Located directly across the street from the SMART rail station, this 450 unit residential project is divided into two buildings separated by a new public pedestrian and bicycle friendly park. In addition in many private outdoor balcony spaces, each building has its own resident amenity courtyard, with semi-private outdoor space that includes shaded seating areas, outdoor kitchens, working spaces and a swimming pool. As is standard in California landscape practice, water-wise strategies are employed for both storm water run-off and the selection of a native, drought tolerant plant palette.
Civil: CSW / Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group, Inc.
Architect: AO Architects