Lowney Architecture

maximizing urban density

maximizing urban density

The Nexus at 2539 Telegraph

2539 Telegraph is being developed by Patrick Kennedy of Panoramic Interests has been considered as a landmark on two separate occasions due to its connection to the Center for Independent Living, an advocacy group for the disabled which began there in 1972. Dubbed The Nexus, it is set to take the place of a 1-story office building where the nationally recognized Center for Independent Living got its start. The Nexus is set to include five apartments with elements of universal access for disabled tenants, including roll-in showers and changes in bedroom layout to make wheelchair access easier. The ground floor, which is retail space, includes 15-foot ceilings as well as bulb-outs, bike parking, and cafe seating along the Telegraph side. On Regent Street the exterior includes a canopy, “quiet” landscaped areas, and a stormwater treatment area. The Nexus also provides a private rooftop deck, which will be fitted with planters and green space, and has been reimagined as a series of more intimate rooms instead of a large gathering space.