San Marcos, CA
Block C is the first mixed-use/market-rate housing project located in North City, San Marcos. The 213,500 SF structure offers a new urban living experience for North County with ground floor retail, restaurant and entertainment spaces facing North City’s “main street,” North City Drive.
The building is comprised of 197 residential units; a mixture of studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, and 3-bedroom ground floor townhomes with private patios. Above-ground residences are stepped back, providing terraces and balconies for each unit. The adjoining community kitchen/lounge and pool are flanked by an outdoor picnic space and multiple gas grills on one end, and a massive green wall on the other.
Block C also encompasses North City Plaza, with shaded outdoor dining spaces, public art, event lawn, and performance stage. Situated across from one another and open to either side of the large Block C entryway, a cafe and coffee shop create a “lobby lounge.” Both storefronts open completely to the outdoor plaza with extended seating, creating a vibrant space of dining and interaction.
- Client: Urban Villages San Marcos LLC
- Completion: 2016
- Size: 213,500 SF