275 Blomquist street,
|XL Construction||Office of Charles F. Bloszies, FAIA||Jasmine Gao, Project Manager
The Navigation Center will provide 240 safe temporary living spaces for individuals and couples along with intensive support services. These services will be designed to help clients find and maintain stable housing.
Two- and three-story rows of prefabricated modular units serve as temporary homes for hundreds of county residents currently living without shelter. Center residents will have access to private bedrooms, most with their own bathrooms, and support services and other recreational amenities including a dog run and barbecue area.
Unlike traditional shelters, the Navigation Center will allow people to have private sleeping quarters, be able to stay with their partner, and bring their pets. In addition to a room and on-site meals, case managers will provide support services to connect clients with employment opportunities, access to health services and an on-site dental clinic, social service benefits, and permanent housing.
Sustainable building features include sustainable building materials such as photovoltaic Panels, EV chargers, green infrastructure, and bicycle parking. The new parking structure contributes to the County of San Mateo’s dedication to advancing equity by providing accessible public space through the implementation of ADA elevators, service counters, and entrances, gender-neutral restrooms, and plentiful accessible public space and outdoor eating areas.
The nonprofit LifeMoves will run the Navigation Center under contract with the County.
Project Details- Navigation Center PDF