A New Public-Private Open Space
This ambitious project includes three residential and retail buildings, complemented by public open space and streetscape improvements, including living streets, public plazas, and a garden, to make the large parcel porous and public. 855 Brannan is a series of programmatic pieces, each with a character and identity that fit together on the site in a range of programs. A Market Mews can host farmers’ markets throughout the year, a publicly accessible courtyard contains a grove of coast redwoods alongside outdoor Town Hall and Fitness Decks that serve as amenities for residents and a Garden Mews provides terraced rain gardens and porches for family units.
855 Brannan upholds its dedication to modern living, specifically its commitment to sustainability. Recently awarded LEED Platinum, the project seamlessly integrates a variety of stormwater control strategies into its flexible urban use programs and rich garden landscapes. Full of rich, native planting mix of woody shrubs, flowering perennials, grasses, and ferns, the Redwood Grove’s outer planters serve to capture stormwater and separate the micro-forest from the housing buildings.