The design team placed high value on the public realm as a quality and enduring framework on which this community will be built through generations. The open spaces and streetscapes were designed to be experienced as a continuous park to create a high-quality pedestrian experience. The 15 acres of open spaces include distinct destinations, a wealth of outdoor settings for this new community, a public park designed to serve San Mateo, a town square, sports park, playgrounds, community garden, picnic areas, sculptures, intimate gardens, and promenades.
Our design of the stormwater treatment infrastructure preceded state stormwater guidelines established
in 2010, yet now exceeds them in performance and integration. We approached this project as a case study, intended to express and integrate the best stormwater management techniques, and ensured that Bay Meadows is one of the largest modern examples of sustainable infrastructure implementation.
As a project partner, CMG played a key role in the project approval process with compelling parks and open space design. Since then, we have led the design of all open spaces.