With developer Landsea Homes and the city of Alameda, California, KTGY celebrates the grand opening of Island View and Waterside at Alameda Marina. The Alameda Marina master plan, prepared by KTGY, reclaims residential, open and recreational space from commercial waterfront. The development aligns new streets and pedestrian pathways to Alameda’s city grid and extends the Bay Trail through the site. The new townhomes clear the view to the Oakland Estuary, creating an enjoyable public experience for residents, visitors, pedestrians and cyclists.
The new townhomes are divided into two communities, Waterside and Island View, each with a design unique to their orientation along the waterfront. Waterside faces the marina, lines Waterlife Park and reflects its nautical influence. Island View homes are inland and gently invoke the area’s industrial past. Each residence orients so that front doors face the street. Corner units are modified to continue the welcoming sequence of doors that follows visitors down to the water.
The Waterside buildings use vertical tongue and groove siding along with a series of bays and aesthetic folds to invoke an unfurling sail. On the Island View side, facades utilize a vertical rhythm of board and batten siding to evoke the corrugated metal of the industrial buildings that once stood in their place. Each design has a contemporary aesthetic reflected in articulated massing, colors and materials. Buildings along Waterlife Park use a rhythm of gently inflected bays that draws one’s attention to the water.
The Waterside development is a mix of three- and four-bedroom townhomes targeting both elementary and multi-generational families. Each unit features a rooftop deck to capitalize on views of the estuary and Oakland hills. Island View townhomes are two- and three-bedroom residences targeted to smaller families and single professionals. Many also contain rooftop terraces. Variety creates a range of options establishing an inclusive and dynamic development.
Aligning to the city’s Universal Design Ordinance, most units feature ground floor spaces accessible to people with disabilities. A number of units feature an accessible ground floor containing a sleeping space, kitchen, bathroom and laundry. This creates flexible living arrangements for grandparents, renters, adult children and people of differing abilities all living under one roof.
Each building is designed to meet LEED Silver standards and comply with Alameda reach codes. The buildings also meet a state standard requiring all new residential construction to be Zero Net Energy. With Alameda’s municipal grid using 100% non-carbon sources, these townhomes offer leading sustainability practices and help the city meet its housing goals, while reconnecting Alameda residents with their waterfront.
Founded in 1991, KTGY is a full-service architecture, branding, interiors, and planning firm specializing in residential, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use environments. Our firm and our work are guided by a continuous focus on innovation, creativity, collaboration, and a deep responsibility we feel towards enhancing communities and neighborhoods. Our architects, designers, and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices, and impeccable design standards to create memorable destinations of enduring value.
About Landsea Homes Corporation
Landsea Homes Corporation (Nasdaq: LSEA) is a publicly traded residential homebuilder based in Dallas, Texas that designs and builds best-in-class homes and sustainable master-planned communities in some of the nation’s most desirable markets. The company has developed homes and communities in New York, Boston, New Jersey, Arizona, Florida, Texas and throughout California in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Landsea Homes was named the 2022 winner of the prestigious Builder of the Year award, presented by BUILDER magazine, in recognition of a historical year of transformation.
An award-winning homebuilder that builds suburban, single-family detached and attached homes, mid-and high-rise properties, and master-planned communities, Landsea Homes is known for creating inspired places that reflect modern living and provides homebuyers the opportunity to “Live in Your Element.” Our homes allow people to live where they want to live, how they want to live – in a home created especially for them.
Driven by a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Landsea Homes’ High Performance Homes are responsibly designed to take advantage of the latest innovations with home automation technology supported by Apple®. Homes include features that make life easier and provide energy savings that allow for more comfortable living at a lower cost through sustainability features that contribute to healthier living for both homeowners and the planet.
Led by a veteran team of industry professionals who boast years of worldwide experience and deep local expertise, Landsea Homes is committed to positively enhancing the lives of our homebuyers, employees, and stakeholders by creating an unparalleled lifestyle experience that is unmatched.