Located along Steinberger Creek in Redwood City, the 353 Main Street project will provide more than 125 units of housing to low-income and extremely low-income families. Through architectural and interior design services, Withee Malcolm’s design for the family affordable apartments references the Spanish Revival and Craftsman structures of the area, offering canopies, cornices, corbels, and wood-lined terraces shaded by trellises for added style. Facade materials include stone tile roofing, stucco, wood panels, and painted surfaces in soft browns and greens. Several of the materials and palette choices are carried into the project’s common spaces and interior finishes to provide a cohesive look throughout the 102,000 square foot community.
On the exterior, tenants have access to nearly an acre of open space via 8,120 square feet of private open space, a 6,820 square foot podium courtyard, 2,560 square foot roof deck, and 18,840 square feet of street-level open space. Amenities include community rooms, a homework center, a fitness center, a play structure, an onsite dog park, and amenity decks, blending sustainability and practicality for these residents of San Mateo County.