Developers have filed for a major architectural review for a residential proposal at 2609 Alma Street in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The request has revealed a new design for the proposed apartments, adding four new townhomes within walking distance from the California Avenue Caltrain transit Station. John Lum Architecture is the project architect.
2609 Alma Street will create four townhomes centered around a driveway. Inside, each unit will have two parking spaces, a living room, and a rear yard at ground level. The second level will provide two bedrooms, a roof deck facing outwards, and a bathroom. The top floor will include the master bedroom and another private roof deck.
The 32-foot tall development will yield 4,770 square feet of built area on top of the 8,070 square foot parcel, with parking for eight vehicles and four bicycles. In addition, there will be 402 square feet of common open space and 2,570 square feet of private usable open space.
Design is by John Lum Architecture, with Karen Aitken & Associates as the landscape architect. Covered in ‘crystal white’ stucco and wood siding, the stepped structures have outdoor terraces on one end and a cantilever over the parking spaces.
Residences will be rented out at the market rate. Gemini Development One Palo Alto LLC is the project developer and property owner.