David Baker Architects

Windflower II


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Aerial view showing Windflower 2 to the north, the Union Flats next door, and Station Center Family Housing to the south. Image: David Baker Architects

Windflower II is part of a Union City TOD that also includes:

Station Center Family Housing

Union Flats

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Windflower II is the sister property to the adjacent Union Flats. This project is 90% modular construction, bringing 443 new homes and an active retail street edge to the developing area. The development joins the neighboring Union Flats and Station Center Family Housing to round out a diverse and lively transit-oriented neighborhood.

View from Union City BART station. Image: David Baker Architects

11th Street
 

An eight-story building fronting 11th Street is lined with a soaring 18-foot ground floor featuring retail spaces and live-work lofts. A dramatic entry portal punches through at mid-block, connecting to a large and amenity-filled central courtyard.

Entry portal. Image: David Baker Architects

Retail frontage on 11th Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Berger Way


Berger Way connects 11th Street and Cheeves Way, threading between Windflower 2 and the Union Flats. Along Berger Way, the development offers two public courtyards activated by retail spaces and residential stoops.

Berger Way entry plaza. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Galliano Way
 

The central courtyard extends beyond the gates to the north and south, offering public groves with plantings, seating, and active uses at both Galliano and Berger Ways.

Galliano courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

Central Courtyard
 

Courtyard amenities include an Olympic-size swimming pool, hot tub, yoga and fitness center, bocce court, and grilling deck with firepit.

 

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Image: David Baker Architects

Plans
 

A 460-space open-air parking garage sets the extensive courtyard community spaces away from the train tracks. 

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Site Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Upper level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial view showing Windflower 2 to the north, the Union Flats next door, and Station Center Family Housing to the south. Image: David Baker Architects

View from Union City BART station. Image: David Baker Architects

11th Street elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

11th Street elevation with entry portal. Image: David Baker Architects

Entry portal. Image: David Baker Architects

Loft frontages. Image: David Baker Architects

Retail frontage on 11th Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Corner at 11th Street and Berger Way. Image: David Baker Architects

Galliano courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

Galliano courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

Patio detail. Image: David Baker Architects

Berger Way. Image: David Baker Architects

Berger Way. Image: David Baker Architects

Berger Way entry plaza. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Berger Way courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Berger Way eastern courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

Courtyard and open-air garage. Image: David Baker Architects

Pathway to the open-air garage. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

South elevation across tracks, from Decoto Road and 12th Street. Image: David Baker Architects

South elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

Site Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Upper level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

All Projects, Market-Rate, Mixed-Use, Modular factory-built construction, Transit-Oriented Developments

​Location

Union City, California

Developer

Windflower Properties

Architect

David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects

Civil Engineer

Sandis

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project data
Windflower II 21610
Union City, California
In Design
number of units
studio 23
junior 1 bedroom 152
1 bedroom 32
1 bedroom plus 122
2 bedroom 90
loft (residential) 11
loft (live-work) 13
total 443
density ratios
project sf 587,012
site sf 153,215
acres 3.5
total bedrooms 533
bedrooms/acre 152
units/acre 127
parking
total   460
type  garage
spaces/unit 1:1
bicycle parking 168
motorcycle parking 19
certification
LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Goal: Gold
construction type
Building A Type III-A over Type I-A
Building B Type III-A
Building C Type I-A