KTGY has announced the grand opening of Nine88, a mixed-use apartment complex at 988 El Camino Real in South San Francisco, San Mateo County. The building has 172 new homes, ground-level retail, and views of the city’s iconic Sign Hil. SummerHill Apartment Communities is the project developer.
The six-story apartment complex contains 172 apartments, ground-floor retail, and a hidden ground-level garage with parking for residents and shop customers. The multi-family community offers rental unit sizes ranging from studios to two bedrooms.
The project was designed to provide residents with a lifestyle of comfort, convenience, and wellness. Residential amenities include the fitness center, a wifi cafe with workstations, a spa, an indoor clubroom, and secure bicycle rooms. Two courtyards provide an outdoor recreational area for residents and visitors.
KTGY’s Director of Design, Sara Fernandez, said of the project, “with Nine88, KTGY was able to design a thoughtful building that lives up to the city’s grand vision for the transforming area while also leveraging our expertise and close city relationships to ensure the entire process was easy for all involved.” She goes on to thank the former property owners, who ran the family business at the same location, South City Car Wash.
The design by KTGY takes inspiration from the city’s industrial history by incorporating red brick and black steel for a solid podium foundation. The firm writes that the three-story brick facades anchor the project, with balconies framed by the exposed black I-beam. The project conforms to the irregularly-shaped parcel with a creative Y-shaped floor plan that maximizes the interior’s access to natural light and views.
April Philips Design Works is the landscape architect. The firm worked on the various open spaces, including an 8,000-square-foot public area along Centennial Way Trail, which created a new fitness area and dog park connecting pedestrians with the adjacent future Community Civic Campus.
The incoming residents will be less than ten minutes away from the South City BART Station by bus or bicycle. Construction work is currently underway on the new Community Civic Campus, the future home for the library, parks and recreation department, and the council chambers. Swinerton is building the new campus with architectural design by SmithGroup.
The project has also helped complete a portion of the city’s new Centennial Way Trail, built above the relatively-new BART tunnel to form a new pedestrian and cycling spine through the city extending from San Bruno to Colma.
Doug McDonald, President of SummerHill Apartment Communities, spoke of the design that “not only was KTGY able to translate our vision, but they also helped ensure the process from planning to opening was an easy process.”
SummerHill Apartment Communities is the project developer, with interior design by Ryan Young Interiors. CBG is the civil engineer, Patel Burica & Associates is the structural engineer, and Emerald City Engineers consulted for MEP. SBI Builders is the general contractor.
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Looks great . No mention to f whether it is a rental or condo . No mention of units for low income or middle income