Park 20 Apartments, San Mateo

  • Location/Address: 1950 Elkhorn Ct. San Mateo CA 94403
  • Project Type: Type V-A
  • Category: Multi-Family R-2 (high density)
  • Client Name: Essex Property Trust Inc
  • Project Description: New Residential apartment development, 197 residential units, 4 levels of above grade Wood framing over 2 level below grade concrete parking structure.
  • Project Services: General Contracting services both during pre-construction design development and construction phases of the project.
  • Developer: Essex Property Trust Inc
  • General Contractor: Barry Swenson Builder
  • Architect: McLarand, Vasquez, Emsiek & Partners, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: FBA Engineering, Concrete Garage and Podium & L.S. Mason & Associates, Wood frame structure
  • Civil Engineer: Ruggeri-Jensen-Azar Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer: Bases of Design by FARD Engineers Inc, Lovazzano Mechanical Inc. design-build subcontractor
  • Electrical Engineer: FARD Engineers Inc.
  • Plumbing: Bases of Design by FARD Engineers Inc, Lovazzano Mechanical Inc. design-build subcontractor
  • Project Cost: $41 M
  • Project Size in Square Feet: 329,098 SF
  • Project Completion Date: Jan. 2015
  • Total Construction Duration in Months: 26 Months
  • General Comments: Project completed on time. Project netted contingency savings credited back to owner without any cost adds to GMP budget. The success of the project was rooted in a very good collaborative team effort supported by a very engaged, proactive, and supportive owner team.
  • Challenging Portions of this Project: Logistics/confinement of the site provided to be extremely challenging with access to site confined to the end of cul-de-sac. The project only had one entrance frontage limiting all material and equipment access to a very small 60’ frontage. This logistical challenge was further challenged when the cul-de-sac suffered failures requiring full replacement. BSB coordinated the street replacement while maintaining project schedule and limiting impacts on neighboring business activities.
  • Green/Sustainable Features of this Project: obtained Build It Green certification, score of 146

    BSB worked with the team to upgrade all Garage lighting from Florescent to LED lighting. All garage lighting was upgraded to LED fixtures including dimming ballasts and motion sensing controls to limit energy consumption for all garage lighting