Located in the growing North Park neighborhood in San Diego, this 150-unit, six-story apartment building occupies the entire 2-acre project site. The high-density development includes a mixture of apartments coupled with affordable housing located offsite.
To help break up the nearly 400 ft. length of the main Ohio Street building, the exterior design pushes and pulls to form exterior balconies and geometric projections providing relief to the streetscape. The podium structure includes residential housing on five levels with common-use amenities on the first and second levels. Amenities include a residential lobby with BOH facilities and a large outdoor deck on the second level with a club room, fitness room, yoga studio, spa deck, and lounge area. Several internal courtyards penetrate the unit interiors, providing ample daylighting and a unique user experience within the building. A single level of below-grade parking provides 172 stalls. Street parking is also provided.
H&A provided civil engineering and surveying services including mapping, site development plans, grading plans, erosion control plans, storm drain, and improvement plans, drainage studies, SWPPP, SWMP, hydromodification analysis, BMP plans, utility easements, field survey, and cost estimating services.
The site was deficient in an underground storm drain. To address this challenge and the hydromodification and peak flow detention requirements, H&A proposed above-ground storage units. The discharge from the storage units would allow the surface flow to the public streets. To meet the water quality requirements, above-ground the Modular Wetland System (MWS) was proposed (flow-based and volume-based).