Permits have been filed for a three-story mixed-use development at 375 Parker Avenue in Rodeo, Contra Costa County. Rodeo is a relatively small town of roughly 8,700 residents along Interstate 80. The proposed development would create 22 new units and ground-level retail at the intersection of Parker Avenue and Fourth Street.
The three-story building will produce 19 market-rate apartments and three units for inclusionary housing. The retail will be positioned at ground level, spanning approximately 1,600 square feet. The application estimated the construction job will cost $3 million. The property is currently vacant, once occupied by an automotive and engine repair shop.
The history of Rodeo as a town started in the late 19th century with agriculture and ranch development. As a small satellite to Vallejo and Richmond, its place in pop culture is fixed by being the birthplace of Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. Rodeo’s built environment is largely dominated by the large Phillips 66 oil refinery, spanning about as much land area as a half of the town’s residential and commercial development.
Public records show the property last sold in October of 2017 for $345,000, with the buyer and seller unlisted.