Taylor Frager Inc. recently completed the construction of Palermo Apartments, a 225-unit complex on the full block bordered by Front, Beech, and Cedar streets. The project was built as apartments, but was recently converted to condominiums. The six-story, 365,000-square-foot wood-framed facility is built over a 300-space concrete parking garage and features lush landscaping, rooftop decks, a pool and spa, views of the bay and downtown, and an exercise facility.
Taylor Frager and its subcontractors began construction in July 2002. The contractor's project team consists of Dave Machek, project manager; Jim Wessel, superintendent; Jeff Bania, engineer; and Teresa Dugan, coordinator. Major subcontractors included Webcor Concrete, JL Davidson Reinforcing, Encompass Electrical, Geyer Plumbing, Rocky Coast Framers, Helix Electric, AMPAM LDI, Walldesigns and Action Fire Sprinklers.
The developers are Barone, Galasso & Associates Inc. of San Diego and Essex Property Trust of Palo Alto. The architect was Togawa & Smith.