Watermark by the Bay renovations center on creating an artful, urban and connected ambiance, incorporating open-plan configurations with a warm, modern palette. A key feature is a large lobby with improved acoustics and flexible seating options for gatherings that bring residents and the larger Emeryville community together. A cocktail area is being added and the fitness center will be reorganized for greater ease of use. The new Connections Café space will host resident movies and events. With the community attracting a significant number of resident artists, a new art studio is being created. The renovation work is scheduled to begin in late spring 2019 and conclude in late Q1 2020.