A new residential development is now open and available on the market at 563 Pilgrim Drive in Foster City. The project proposal includes the construction of a three-story residential community developed with 22 apartments and 70 townhomes with open and onsite parking space.
KTGY Architecture + Planning is responsible for the design concepts. SummerHill Homes is the project developer. The Guzzardo Partnership is the landscape architect.
The project site is a parcel spanning an area of 4.79 acres. Named Laguna Vista, the residential community provides both luxury townhomes and workforce apartments. A recent announcement marked the opening of model units at Laguna Vista. The community is one of the few developments in the area to provide high-end townhomes creating greater opportunities for homebuyers while also delivering workforce apartments for Foster City employees. It offers 70 townhomes, the majority of which are three- and four-bedroom units ranging from 1,468-2,089 square feet, and 22 workforce apartments which are one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 720-1,056 square feet. The community offers 214 parking spaces for residents of both the townhomes and apartments.
As part of a program to provide inclusionary housing, these spacious homes aim to attract a more diverse group of residents and make it possible for public servants to live near where they work. While construction on the community continues for the next few months, model units are complete and available for tours. The workforce rental apartments and the for-sale townhomes sit on distinct parcels, KTGY tied them together aesthetically to provide a cohesive neighborhood. Many units include spacious lofts and workstations or elongated countertops to accommodate work-from-home conditions. Inspired by modern influences, Laguna Vista is designed to combine the conveniences of urban dwellings with the local landscape to benefit the community.
The community is designed to maximize its proximity to the existing Laguna Vista Park, directly across from the community, providing easy access to a tot lot, bocce ball courts and shaded seating areas. The site is designed with a network of pathways that encourage active mobility and provide easy access to the park and neighboring offerings, including City Hall, the Foster City public library and nearby shopping and entertainment.
Renderings reveal a modern style and bold color palette of greens, blues and reds, accented with wood balcony railings and metal canopies over doors, which create a rhythm across the façade of the buildings. The property’s exterior materials are primarily painted stucco and lap siding. The surrounding area has been recently redeveloped from office space into high-density residential to help alleviate housing shortages in the Bay Area. Laguna Vista is the final piece to complete this new, residential-focused neighborhood with proximity to Highway 101 to pique commuter interest. The project site is located near downtown San Mateo, within close proximity to shopping, canals, water channels and open spaces.