These are the kind of places that bring people together. In fact, the inaugural Community brand project at Martin Building + Flats, embraces the essence of communal living; including the ability to sign out bikes and skateboards, the incorporation of public art and community gardens and people living and working together and engaging as participating members of the (you guessed it) Community. All Community properties apply “green” principles of adaptive reuse and sustainability by preserving and smartly renovating existing structures. One juror said he’d “give up his slice of suburbia in a heartbeat for this.” The jury saw this brand of “tastefully reconfigured properties” as a “catalyst for creative and environmentally conscious social interaction.”
- Project Address: 413 Olive Street San Diego CA 92103
- Project Owner/ Developer: The LWP Group
- Owner Contact Name/ Email: Gregory Strangman / email@example.com
- Project Architect/ Designer: MIchael Soriano / Onairos Design
Community offers live & work environments that allow the positive resident experience to begin at the front door to the property, not the front door the to their apartment or office. Each property encourages a sense of community and family. Community properties engage tenants by throwing events such as pool parties, tenant outings and art shows. These events promote conversations and interactions that might not otherwise occur. All Community properties embrace the concept of shared property and expanding boundaries.Community properties utilize the concept of adaptive reuse. At each property, new life is breathed into existing structures by utilizing progressive urban planning methods. Community offers streaming music in common areas, public art displays, complimentary wifi and the use of common areas. Environmental awareness is an integral part of each property. Upon move in, all tenants are given reusable grocery bags and the use of Community bicycles. Because each property is located within 3 miles of public transit and the properties offer bicycles, tenants are encouraged to leave the car, and use public transit or a bicycle. Giving back to the community is also important, so the Community Gives program partners with non-profit orgs such as Aware Recycling and ProjectMIM, along with the tenants of the Community properties in order to contribute to the community. The residential extension of Community is implemented at The Scripps Building and The Martin Bldg.+Flats. The residential properties offer the above-mentioned amenities as well as Community vegetable gardens. The Community vegetable gardens are maintained strictly by the tenants and encourage interaction. The introduction of art studios and gallery space into The Scripps Building is also in the works. The business platform of Community is currently applied at The Onyx Business Center. There Community offers the above-mentioned amenities as well as the use of common spaces, kitchenettes, and the conference room and business services. This platform allows small companies to act and feel as if they’re a larger company. Community will continue to expand into residential, business and retail environments using the same passion for a strong sense of cooperative spirit. As more restaurants, galleries and wine bars open and as more metro neighborhoods celebrate their urban cultures with nightly happenings, a community of like-minded urbanites will grow at Community properties.