A: Castro Commons was designed to minimize the transitions from our multi-story project to the surrounding neighborhood. The project has been designed like a wedding cake, stepping down from the highest points, furthest away from the single-family neighborhoods to much lesser heights as it approaches the street level, down to four, three, and 2 stories. Castro Commons will also act as a sound barrier to the high-traffic Castro Street and El Camino making for much quieter living. Another plus is the proposed three large, partially covered, and well-lit, paseos. They will be connecting Old Town neighborhood to Gateway Park, El Camino Real and Castro crosswalks. Two of the Paseos will be 30’ wide and one will be 40’ wide, with partial, and well-lit canopies up to 24’ over the top. All of this will encourage outdoor walking, bicycling, shopping, and dining for the community in a clean and open environment. This is what we like to call outdoor-indoor living. The back end of the project will include an open space/park area, further enhancing the transition from the building to the neighborhood.