David Baker Architects

Midway Village Phase 1


Slideshow | Details
Fullwidth image

Corner of Midway Village Phase 1. Image: David Baker Architects

 

Midway Village Phase 1 is the first entitled phase of a five phase redevelopment in Daly City for a partnership between MidPen Housing and the County of San Mateo.

Midway Village sits on the north-facing edge of San Bruno Mountain on a steeply sloping site where Visitacion Valley Creek once made its way out to the San Francisco Bay. Phasing the development to integrate existing residents has been a critical component of the project. In order to make this possible, Phase 1 is sited on the current city-owned Bayshore Park, which will be redeveloped west of Phase 1 following the final phase of construction. The only structure on the Phase 1 site to be demolished is the San Mateo County Housing Authority offices.

Phase 1 consists of two all electric buildings, which both feature a mix of 100% affordable units from studios to larger family-style apartments. The buildings are broken into a series of masses which help to maintain a village scale environment within the larger redevelopment. Subtle changes in tone of the siding reinforce the smaller scale and bright accent colors draw visitors and adjacent residents to the building entries.

Aerial rendering of Phase 1 within larger Midway Village Framework Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Fullwidth image

Building stoops. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Building A contains 70 units grouped into four bars of “moving blocks” separated by small courtyards stepping along the sloping site. The focal point of the project is an accent band of wood siding and wood slat fencing that highlights the common amenities and building entry. Beyond this feature, an open lobby leads to a smaller internal courtyard flanked by the resident services suite and a large community room which includes a kitchen. The north and south ends of the building offer a more urban edge, with bays breaking up the facades and stoops activating the ground floor. Collectively, the residential masses and their connecting circulation conceal a large parking garage which will serve the first two phases of development.

Across a shared courtyard to the north, Building A2 provides an additional 77 units clustered around smaller private mews and gardens. Ground floor units enjoy outdoor patios, while upper floors feature balconies to maximize the diversity of available outdoor spaces and social opportunities for residents. The community focus for this building is a pair of classrooms that open onto an outdoor play area, offering after school programming for youth.

Pedestrian mews. Image: David Baker Architects

Fullwidth image

Entry of Building A1. Image: David Baker Architects

Building A1 Signage. Image: David Baker Architects

Community Room. Image: David Baker Architects

Fullwidth image

Community Plaza. Image: David Baker Architects

 

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.

Fullwidth image

Site Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Upper Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Ground Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Fullwidth image

Sustainable Design Features. Image: David Baker Architects

Building stoops. Image: David Baker Architects

Pedestrian mews. Image: David Baker Architects

Corner of Midway Village Phase 1. Image: David Baker Architects

Adjacent public park. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial rendering of Phase 1 within larger Midway Village Framework Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Garage. Image: David Baker Architect

Community Plaza. Image: David Baker Architects

Ground floor residential units. Image: David Baker Architects

Shared Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Community Room. Image: David Baker Architects

Lobby of Building A1. Image: David Baker Architects

Building A1 Signage. Image: David Baker Architects

Entry of Building A1. Image: David Baker Architects

Vicinity Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Site Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Ground Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Upper Floor Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Sustainable Design Features. Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, All-electric net-zero ready, Under Construction, Urban Design

​Location

Daly City, California

Client

MidPen Housing

Architect

David Baker Architects

General Contractor

Devcon Contractors

Landscape Architect

GLS Landscape/Architecture

Structural Engineer

DCI Engineers

Sustainability Consultant

Bright Green Strategies

Urban Planning Consultant

David Baker Architects

Permalink

www.dbarchitect.com/MidwayVillagePhase1

project data
Midway Village Phase 1 21912
Daly City, California
Under Construction
number of units
studio 29
1 bedroom 24
2 bedroom 56
3 bedroom 30
4 bedroom 8
total 147
density ratios
project sf 107,176
site sf 174,430
acres 4.0
total bedrooms 287
bedrooms/acre 72
units/acre 37
parking
auto (Phase 1 and 2) 371
bicycle 78
construction type
4 stories Type IB, Type VA
certification
GreenPoint Rated Platinum