IRVINE, CA—The transit-oriented design craze will continue in the new year, and apartment renters are looking to personalize their space as well as have craft or hobby opportunities offered to them, KTGY Architecture + Planning designer Jessica Musick tells We spoke exclusively with Musick, who is based in KTGY’s Oakland, CA, office, and Manny Gonzalez, a principal in the firm’s Los Angeles office, about apartment-design trends they see on the horizon.

“A trend that will continue into 2016 is the emphasis on transit-oriented locations,” says Musick. ”For example, new BART stations in Fremont and Milpitas in the Bay Area have generated large mixed-use projects such as Warm Springs in Fremont and 450 Montague in Milpitas. I expect that new developments will continue to follow the expansion of BART down to San Jose. We’re looking at multiple sites around the future Berryessa BART station in San Jose.”

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