A new affordable housing community has been opened at 3300 College Road in San Bruno. The project proposal includes the construction of a three-story building offering affordable units, amenities, and onsite parking.
In partnership with the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD), SummerHill Homes (site development) and D.R. Horton (adjacent single-family homes), KTGY designed the community
A week ago, the city announced the grand opening of College Ridge at Skyline College, a mixed-use apartment community located on the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula in San Bruno. The unit sizes range from 796 square feet to 1,385 square feet. Parking for 70 vehicles will be provided on the premises. Seeking LEED Silver, the housing complex is designed with eco-conscious homes for the college faculty and staff. Located next to the campus, the six-acre development features two buildings, each with 15 affordable units with one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. Each unit includes a spacious kitchen and great room, private outdoor space, ample access to natural light, dedicated covered parking and secure bicycle storage to encourage eco-conscious transportation options. Eight residences are located on the ground floor allowing for fully accessible living needs. Both buildings are connected to two elegantly landscaped outdoor areas, including a resident barbeque pit and concrete ping-pong table.
Sustainable design principles include site sensitive infill development, use of advanced EnergyStar appliances, low-emitting products, on-site electric car charging stations, native and drought-tolerant landscaping, and the installation of a high-performance thermal enclosure.
The community also includes 40 single-family market-rate homes, also designed and developed by KTGY. The lightly terraced homes mix traditional Spanish & American architectural design elements and details from adjacent residential neighborhoods. While the homes serve to tie the overall development into the surrounding residential community, they also provided the catalyst for the public/private partnership that allowed for the workforce housing to occur.