Avalon at Mission Bay II
San Francisco, California
Avalon Mission Bay II is a major housing component of the Mission Bay North Redevelopment Area. Located at King, Berry, and Fourth Streets, the project features a total of 313 market rate residential housing units, including townhouses and a both mid-rise and high-rise towers.
The central focus of the project is a generous open court of 11,000 square feet on the fourth level. The court provides garden views from the units, as well as outdoor settings to accommodate the leisure activities of the building’s residents. Within settings of lush plantings and colorful paving design, the court offers an outdoor kitchen, lobby area, sauna, semi-private courts for the adjacent building units and views of the Mission Bay South.
An on-structure entry court serves both as an auto court and as a major pedestrian entrance. Lushly planted with trees and vines, this entry court provides a green transition between King and Berry Streets through a glass lobby pavilion. In addition to the larger landscape courtyards, the mid-rise building also features, on the seventh level, two-2,000 square foot planted terraces which provide sweeping views of the Mission Bay area of San Francisco.
ABLA was responsible for site development and landscape design for all outdoor areas. Work included hardscape and softscape design and development: hardscape, planter wall layout and design, planting design, grading and detailing for all site and landscape features. The design process involved extensive collaboration with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. ABLA recently provided design services for the renovation of the fourth level court to add a barbecue, new tile paving and a fire feature.