The Gateway 1 project is a high-density, multi-residential mid-rise development skillfully designed to embrace a mixed-use format. The strategic placement of buildings creates a compact urban node, effectively integrating various functions and encouraging immediate, convenient, and vibrant connections among different uses. These mixed-use buildings, which feature vertical integration, play an essential role in cultivating a vibrant at-grade environment while adhering to sound urban design principles that encourage residents to live, work, and shop within the community fabric.
This development has been designed with a focus on pedestrian access, with careful attention to well-defined street-walls lining the sidewalks. These street-walls provide prominent retail frontage strategically distributed throughout the site, contributing to the lively street environment. Comprised of six buildings housing over 670 residential units in addition to 50,000 square feet of at-grade commercial space, the mid-rise architectural form was chosen for its human-scale appeal. By incorporating a podium or “streetwall” design and utilizing stepbacks with garden terraces on the upper levels, the development presents a lower street-level profile while ensuring sunlight and sky views from the sidewalk, enhancing the pedestrian experience.