San Mateo Planning Commission has recommended approval for a mixed-use project at 500 East 3rd Avenue in San Mateo. The project proposal includes the development of a six-story building offering residential and office spaces.
Windy Hill Property Ventures is the project applicant. Arizona-based Arc Tec is responsible for the design concepts. KLA is the landscape architect, and BKF is the civil engineer.
The project will construct a six-story building spanning an area of 451,080 square feet. The mixed-use building will offer 111 residential units and 179,560 square feet of office space with two levels of below-grade parking.
The building facade will span an area of 74 feet, yielding 268,938 square feet of rentable area and 182,146 square feet for the 402-car garage in two basement levels. Within the garage, 346 spaces will be for office employees, and 56 will be for residents. There will be 179,560 square feet for offices and 89,380 square feet for housing. Additional parking will be included for 129 bicycles.
Of the 111 total apartments to be built, there will be 53 studios and 58 one-bedroom units. Twelve of the units will be devoted to affordable, very low-income housing. Renderings reveal walls designed in glass fiber reinforced concrete, aluminum panels, and stucco.
Construction of the project requires the demolition of the existing buildings (totaling approximately 32,871 square feet in size), removal of an existing gas station at the corner of 3rd Avenue and S. Delaware Street, and associated surface parking lots. The project has completed the environmental review process through CEQA.
The Caltrain station is three blocks away, providing regional transit from San Francisco through San Mateo County and into San Jose.