New plans have been filed for a four-story multi-unit infill at 640 Waverley Street in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The project will replace a smaller residential structure just a block and a half from the central University Avenue commercial thoroughfare. Hayes Group Architects are responsible for the design.
The 46-foot tall structure will yield around 10,390 square feet, with 8,200 square feet for housing and 2,070 square feet for ground-level office space. Apartment sizes will vary with a one-bedroom, two two-bedrooms, and a three-bedroom unit. A narrow residential lobby entrance will bring residents from Waverley Street to the residential lobby connected to the elevator and stairwell. The second and third floors will each have two apartments with private terraces. The penthouse unit will have an internal stairwell extending from the third to the fourth floor, occupying the entire top level.
Hayes Group Architects has been responsible for designing various projects along the Peninsula through Silicon Valley. For 640 Waverley, the narrow residential infill uses architectural concrete to frame glass volumes shaded by metal panels and wood-fin louvers. The domestic style will contrast with the firm’s adjacent office project, 636 Waverley Street.
James Lin & Clarissa Shen are listed as joint property owners. BGT Surveying is the civil engineer. The preliminary planning permit was filed this month. The timeline for approval and entitlement has yet to be established.