The Environmental Impact Report has been published for a proposed research and development office in Foster City, San Mateo County. Located at 388 Vintage Park, construction will replace a single-story structure and surface parking with 120,000 square feet of office space. The application, called TheLab Foster City, is led by a joint venture between SteelWave and Helios Real Estate Partners.
DES Architects + Engineers will be responsible for the design. The facade will include nondescript bands of curtain wall glass and metal panels. The entrance lobby will be differentiated from the rest of the facade by four floors of glass protruding from the structure.
The structure will yield 120,160 square feet, with 95,930 square feet of rentable R&D space. The floor space will be split between laboratories and office space on each floor. Once open. Helios and SteelWave expect the property can see 213 employees on site. Around the building, 28,000 square feet of open space will be included at ground level and on the 6,000 square foot rooftop terrace on the fourth floor. A ground-level garage will have the capacity for 210 vehicles.
Construction is expected to last 17 months from groundbreaking to completion, with SteelWave expecting to open the property by the end of 2023. An estimated development cost has not been established.
The following is a summarized conclusion by LSA Associates of their review for 388 Vintage Park Drive:
As described above, the proposed project would be consistent with the City of Foster City CAP, Plan Bay Area, and the California Climate Change Scoping Plan. Therefore, the proposed project would not conflict with any applicable plan, policy, or regulation of an agency adopted for the purpose of reducing the GHG emissions. This impact would be less than significant.
The property is located at Chess Drive and Vintage Park Drive. For vehicle users, the property is one block away from the first exit/entrance of the San Mateo Bridge in the Peninsula. The property is by a couple of SamTrans bus stops, though Foster City, with around 34,000 residents, remains a car-dependent city dominated by single-family housing and strip malls.
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