REDWOOD CITY, CA—National architecture and planning firmKTGY Group Inc. and SummerHill ApartmentCommunities, a division of SummerHill HousingGroup and a leader in providing quality, smart growth,multi-family rental housing and mixed-use developments, havecompleted "The Lane on the Boulevard," a new 141-unit luxuryresidential rental community in Redwood City, CA. As GlobeSt.com reported in March of 2013, theLane on the Boulevard is a 141-unit architecturally distinctiveapartment community here on the San Francisco Peninsula, just northof Atherton.

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The completion celebration will officially be held on Wednesday,November 19th. The property is located on 2580 El Camino Real inRedwood City, CA, between Carlos Avenue and Center Street. Close byare jobs, restaurants, shopping, public transportation andfreeways.

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KTGY principal David Senden exclusively tellsGlobeSt.com that "El Camino Real has been a focus for developmentfor many Peninsula cities and KTGY is happy to be part of severaldevelopments shaping this historic street. This project reallyexemplifies the goals of the Grand Boulevard Initiative.”

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The Grand Boulevard Initiative, Senden says, is “a regionalcollaboration dedicated to the revitalization of the El CaminoCorridor as it runs through San Mateo and Santa ClaraCounties.”

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He adds that "The new architecturally distinctive apartmentcommunity serves as the catalyst for change on El Camino Real andis a link between downtown Redwood City and other peninsuladowntowns.”

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KTGY's Jessica Musick, the lead designer of the project, tellsGlobeSt.com that "Residents will enjoy this exceptionally-designedcommunity as well as a convenient lifestyle in this service-richlocation.”

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Situated on the site of the former Mel's Bowl, the communityname of The Lane on the Boulevard is a “nod” to the site's past.The bowling alley's iconic sign, which represents mid-century"Googie" architecture, influenced by car culture and the space andatomic ages, was restored by SummerHill and relocated. The sign nowsits on the Redwood City Car Wash site two miles down the road. Tomemorialize Mel's Bowl, and the Boicelli Family who owned the landfor over 100 years, SummerHill created two plaques that have beenplaced on the exterior of the building near the apartmentcommunity's main entrance. Photos of the Boicelli Family aredisplayed in The Lane's lobby.

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The Lane includes a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroomluxury apartment homes ranging from 512 to 1,032 square feet. Theapartment homes are energy- and water-efficient and include agourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and European-stylecabinetry, in-unit washers and dryers, walk-in closets, privatestorage and balconies or patios. The Lane community includesalternative transportation amenities such as bicycle storage andrepair facilities, electric vehicle charging stations and aresident carpool web portal. Other amenities include a clubroom,fitness studio, swimming pool with a spa, outdoor kitchen andfireplace, and a pedestrian path surrounding the property.Residents can also enjoy convenient access to their residences viasame-level parking.

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The Lane has attracted primarily tech workers in this job richarea as well as those in biotech, construction and luxury retail. Anumber of Facebook employees have already leased apartments, thefirm says.

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Last month, SummerHill Apartment Communities broke ground on theVillas on the Boulevard, as reported by GlobeSt.com, a new KTGY-designed186-unit luxury residential rental community in Santa Clara, CA,also on El Camino Real. The Santa Clara development project is theresult of a complex assemblage of six parcels and more than a dozenproperty owners, Senden said.

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