Station Park Green
EBL&S Development Corporation
San Mateo, California
Urban Design Merit Award, 2008
Station Park Green is a 12-acre transit-oriented development (TOD) site for which we are developing designs for a mixed-use neighborhood that includes housing, office space, destination and boutique retail, community facilities and a new park and “urban room”. A pedestrian-friendly street grid connects the different uses, which frame a rich ensemble of public spaces. The massing and articulation of the buildings relates to the surrounding neighborhood fabric, enhances the safety and quality of the public realm, responds to light and solar access and climate conditions and provides views for residents and workers. We are working closely with the city staff and community of San Mateo through public workshops and meetings, which ensure community consensus and timely approvals of the master plan.
The sustainable agenda for the project advances a range of green design principles from infrastructure and site planning to the building design concepts. The project is participating in the LEED-ND Pilot Program, the USGBC’s rating system for sustainable neighborhood developments, and is one of the world’s first LEED-ND Gold projects at Stage 1. Station Park Green has also been selected to be part of the focus group comprised of a limited number of projects to serve as a model for the rating system refinements.