Missing Middle Housing

Hamilton Square

Novato, California

Providing high-quality, medium-density living

Opticos was hired by West Bay Builders, a branch of Thompson Development, to plan and develop architecture to entitle a 2.7-acre infill site at the edge of the Hamilton Air Force Base Redevelopment project and within a quarter mile of a new SMART Rail Station.

The plan thoughtfully integrates tuck-under townhouses in a way that creates a strong sense of community and placemaking by making sure all units front onto a tree-lined street (differentiated from driveways) or the proposed public space.