|Amenities: 24-hour concierge & parking attendant, pool, spa, barbecue area, gym, bike storage area, residents lounge, business center and conference rooms. Fifteen guest parking spaces in the underground garage.
Other: Closest condo to Seaport Village. Offers some of the best unobstructed bay views over Seaport Village.
Why the Park Place condos made the Top 10 List: The Park Place condos are located at the SW corner of downtown, across the street from Seaport Village, the only solid white high rise in downtown makes it easy to spot in the skyline. Park Place made the list because of its high quality, though surpassed by newer towers, location and bay views. This is a building for the more value oriented condo shopper. Not a whole lot of large units here, none over 2,000 sf (excluding townhomes) most two bedrooms are about 1,350 sf. The most highly sought after floor plans here are the ones over looking Seaport Village, as that is the best water view and the safest view in the building, expect to pay a premium for them if you find one. Park Place also has some of the best city views as there are no condos East of it for many blocks so the city view is very panoramic and private.
Units facing these directions will probably see:
West: Park Place condo shoppers be careful about viewing west facing condos on line. Most often the bay view photos are taken at either a SW or NW angle. That’s because directly west about 100 feet away is a Embassy Suites hotel. This hotel appears to be about 15 stories tall, but has a tall roof top on it. In my opinion you need to be about the 20th floor of the Park Place condos to clear the hotel. Speaking of view to the NW & SW, the SW is a lower risk view than the NW. On the parking lots to the NW of Park Place will be major development of various buildings, some low rise, some high rise. The proposed construction project is called the Broadway Complex and the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan.
North: Views to the direct north will also be impacted by future construction. See comments in the West section above plus you have a high rise condo planned for the current Office Depot site a few hundred feet to the North.
East: The East views from Park Place seem unlikely to change much if at all. However, note there are a few small one or two story buildings directly across the street going East that could be sold to a high rise developer one day. Currently these east views go on forever, sure there are high rises in the distance but it’s a great panoramic view and a private view as no other high rises are close looking east.
South: This is the most sought after view in the Park Place condos, you can see the bay, Coronado Bridge and night lights of Mexico. It’s a very unobstructed view as long as you look directly South or to the SW. Views to the SE are view corridors between the twin tower Hyatt buildings. They are beautiful hotels to look at but they do block some of the bay views.
Note: These views may change in the future or if you are on a very low floor may not have any view. Each buyer should verify on their own. Above statements are only one man’s opinion at one point in time and are not guaranteed to be accurate.