El Camino Real/ Chestnut Ave Area Plan



The plan for the 100-acre El Camino Real/Chestnut area envisions a new neighborhood of up to 4,400 residents and 450,000 s.f. of commercial and civic uses. Located south of the existing BART station in South San Francisco, the new district will become a walkable and distinctive center with a mix of uses and building typologies including town houses and high-rises. The key element of the plan is a network of open spaces that will provide easy pedestrian connections through the district and beyond. A linear park and a pedestrian-oriented “Main Street”, lined with restaurants, caf├ęs, and outdoor seating, form the heart of the development. The plan was adopted unanimously by the City Council in July 2011.

Client: City of South San Francisco

Frank Fuller and Heidi Sokolowsky with Field Paoli Architects/ Dyett & Bhatia prime consultant