Construction has nearly topped out for the three five-story structures at 777 West Middlefield in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. The infill is creating 716 apartments, though required the demolition of 208 rent-stabilized units in Village Lakes. DigitalBridge, formerly known as Colony Capital and founded by Trump donor Tom Barrack, is responsible for the development via Miramar Capital.
Buildings A and B will be fully market-rate housing, with 144-unit Building C designated as affordable housing for teachers. Market-rate units will include 66 studios, 344 one-bedrooms, and 159 two-bedrooms. Parking in the two structures will be included for 734 cars and 630 bicycles. The affordable units will include 19 studios, 87 one-bedrooms, and 38 two-bedrooms. Parking will be included for 144 cars and 158 bicycles. The site contains a total of 782,340 square feet for housing, with an undesignated area for parking in each two-level garage.
The project was a joint proposal by Fortbay, another Colony Capital subsidiary, with Mountain View and the Mountain View Whisman School District. Around 38 units will be designated affordable to teachers earning between 60-80% of the Area’s Median Income. Another 108 units will be designated as affordable for households earning between 80-120% of the Area Median Income.
KTGY is responsible for the design, imbued with residential vernacular influenced by the surrounding low-density housing neighborhoods. Facade materials will include stucco, composite wood panels, cementitious siding, masonry veneer, and decorative metal railing. The facade installation has yet to start.
The Guzzardo Partnership is leading landscape architecture. Once the project is complete, future residents and neighbors will be able to access an array of outdoor amenities including. Illustrations show a public paseo connecting the block, giving pedestrians and cyclists a more direct route between San Veron Park and the nearby grocery store. CBG is the civil engineer.
The 9.8-acre property is bound between West Middlefield Road and North Bayshore Boulevard, with immediate access to a Safeway and shops. The Mountain View station, serviced by Caltrain and VTA, is around 15 minutes away on foot. Residents will also be close to the Googleplex and other tech offices across 101 to the east.