California has published the draft Environmental Impact Report for 1125 Arguello Street, a mixed-use office and housing project in Redwood City, San Mateo County. The plan calls to replace several low-rise commercial structures and asphalt with hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space, a few dozen units of affordable housing, and a childcare facility. Hines is responsible for the development.
1125 Arguello Street will rise no higher than 60 feet from street level to the rooftop to yield 305,580 square feet of office space, a 4,130 square foot child care facility with a capacity for 30 children, and 33 affordable apartments across 55,050 square feet. The North Office Building will yield 148,950 square feet. The South Office Building will span 152,310 square feet. Parking will be included for 98 bicycles and 705 vehicles across a two-story below-ground garage.
The most recent planning documents indicate that the 33 family-sized affordable housing units will be for sale. Six units will be priced for very-low-income tenants, 15 for low-income, and 12 for moderate-income tenants.
The 3.5-acre property spans six parcels within the Mezesville Historic District and the Redwood City Mixed-Use Transitional zoning district, i.e., MUT.
Hines is managing the development through HMB Redwood City LLC. DLR Group is the architect of record, Pickard Chilton is the design consultant, Partners by Design will be responsible for interiors, and Meyer Studio Landscape Architects is the landscape architect.
Previous coverage of Pickard Chilton on SFYIMBY includes the reskinning of 200 Mission Street and the 623-foot office tower set to rise at 415 20th Street in Downtown Oakland. Their proposal, or 1125 Arguello Street, incorporates the use of mass-timber.
The architecture studio writes that “at the heart of the development, the distinctly articulated form of the communal amenity building offers a variety of retail, services and programs to serve the needs of tenants and the greater public. At the perimeter of the development, a series of historic homes on the existing site will be preserved and repurposed to create a 30-child on-site day care center. Anchoring the southeast of the site closest to downtown Redwood City the development accommodates a -unit affordable housing building.”
Future residents and employees will be less than ten minutes away from Downtown Redwood City and the Caltrain station. A couple of blocks away, SamTrans buses run along A Street and El Camino Real.
The draft EIR will be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, November 9th. For more information about the meeting, how to attend, and how to participate in other public meetings for Redwood City, visit the Planning Commission Streaming calendar here.