One of AXIS/GFA’s newest hotel design projects – the Hyatt Place Half Moon Bay – was recently introduced in the Half Moon Bay Review. Although still working its way through the public review portion of the entitlement process, the project is gaining favorable feedback on account of its beautiful design – and perhaps more importantly – on behalf of the project’s inclusion of 24 residential units, including a yet-to-be-finalized eight low income and affordable housing units.
Featuring a beautiful farmhouse-modern design by way of wood and slate colors and organic textures, influenced by and taking advantage of the adjacent protected wetlands, the low-profile and unobtrusive roofline fits seamlessly into the local community plan.
AXIS/GFA’s approach for including affordable housing in the hotel’s approval proposal will sound familiar to industry partners familiar with AXIS/GFA’s mixed-use portfolio; the firm’s Hotel Trio project in Healdsburg, California innovated a unique approach for facilitating the development’s approval by adding a stand-alone affordable housing component to the site plan, similar to the approach and proposal for the Hyatt Place Half Moon Bay. Having won a Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference (PCBC) Gold Nugget Award for their design of Hotel Trio, AXIS/GFA’s innovative approach for increasing housing density alongside hotel developments is now starting to become commonplace in a number of California’s housing-challenged markets – an approach that benefits both the developer, and the community at-large.
Given the upcoming community input, AXIS/GFA’s design for the hotel is certain to evolve; be sure to watch future editions of our The Praxis newsletter and our social media feeds for the latest on the project.