In addition to increasing density and adding much needed housing, Midway Village will be redeveloped to better support pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, downplaying vehicular access and using a curbless street design enhanced by a variety of paving textures and patterns. A shared street leading to a generous plaza connects the Phase 1 buildings to other residences and resources across the site. The site design focuses on amenities for fitness, play and social opportunities, while maximizing screening opportunities at the utility infrastructure from PG&E and SFPUC located along two edges of the site.
Community engagement with residents was an essential part of the design process for the Masterplan and Phase 1, and led to unique project features such as residential stoops on ground floor units and the provision of in-unit laundry facilities. Phase 1 looks to maintain the social village character of the existing Midway Village, while improving density, maximizing energy efficiency and enhancing resident and community amenities.