Construction has started for a new homeless shelter at 1237 San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The project will create 88 shelter housing units for formerly homeless individuals, with rooms opening by Spring 2025. LifeMoves and the City of Palo Alto are jointly responsible for the development.
The 88 rooms will include ensuite showers and a restroom. Residents will gain access to on-site counseling, vocational training, and supportive services. Amenities will include on-site laundry, a courtyard, a dog run, a community garden, and a picnic space. Parking will be included for cars and bicycles.
Once open, 1237 San Antonio will be able to serve over 200 people each year. Construction is expected to cost around $37.2 million. The developers received funding through Homekey, a state-wide fund launched by Governor Newsom in 2020 to build affordable housing.
Devcon Construction is the general contractor, and BKF is consulting on civil engineering. Charles Bloszies is responsible for the design and planning. The housing will comprise two-story factory-build modules certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Sizes will vary to accommodate both individuals and family households.
The one-acre bayside property was an industrial site next to the former Los Altos Treatment plant site, several office buildings, and the GreenWaste construction waste sorting site.