Contessa at Otay Ranch is a transit-oriented, mixed-use residential community that consists of 108 live-work units and retail shops located in Village 6 of this master-planned community. The site is located next to the South Bay Rapid Transit Station allowing for short commutes to downtown San Diego for its residents.
Project Challenge and Solution
The buildings had to maintain ADA access along the frontage street which was quite challenging due to the substantial vertical drop across the site.
H&A’s solution was to utilize the central plaza to absorb the vertical drop across the site.
The central plaza of the community opens up to a public park atmosphere.