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San Francisco Chronicle

January 1, 2015

First rental community comes to market at Bay Meadows

By Emily Landes

Bay Meadows, the storied race track turned housing and office development, recently announced that now renters can place their bets on the new community. The newly created neighborhood, “designed to give homeowners the luxury of pulling into their driveway on Friday evening and not having to drive again for the weekend,” according to the company’s press materials, has already sold out the first two of four town home communities and has recently started pre-leasing its new apartment community, Field House.

Field House will have 108 units, ranging from studios up to three-bedroom residences in a variety of layouts, including town homes. Rents start at $2,700 to $2,900 for the 580-square-foot studios and go up to $4,875 to $5,200 for the three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments that range between 1,360 and 1,620 square feet, depending on the layout. The town homes are a little smaller and rent for slightly less: $4,700-$4,900 for two bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

The common amenities will include landscaped courtyards, an outdoor fireplace, barbecue areas, a fitness center, bicycle parking, an underground garage, a clubhouse and a swimming pool. Some of the amenities specific to particular units will be 10-foot ceilings, plank wood flooring, walk-in closets and in-home washer-dryers. Renters will also have access to Bay Meadows’ numerous parks and nearby shopping, as well as proximity to Caltrain.

The homes at Field House are targeted for move-in starting in January 2015, but the company is currently doing hard-hat tours of its model apartments for prospective renters. More than 500 people have already expressed interest in renting at Field House, according to Ken Stram, one of to the community’s PR reps.

The leasing center is located at 282 Pony Lane and, according to Stram, Field House’s architects and designers sprinkled seven more-subtle references to Bay Meadows racetrack history throughout the apartment community. “They are going to leave it up to potential residents to see if they can scout out all of the references,” he said.

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