The City of Menlo Park has approved plans for the large residential infill at 123 Independence Drive in Menlo Park, San Mateo County. The proposal will reshape an 8.15-acre parcel with 432 apartments next to an adjacent residential development. The Sobrato Organization is responsible for the development.
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New permit activity has been filed for the 30-story apartment tower dubbed Orchard Residential in Downtown San Jose, Santa Clara County. The plan is part of the multi-tower redevelopment master plan for San Jose by the Canadian developer Westbank in partnership with the local real estate firm Urban Community.
Construction has finished for Google’s first mass-timber office at 1265 Borregas Avenue in Moffett Park, Sunnyvale. The site is now adorned by Mothership, a two-ton sculpture by Mike Whiting that pays homage to the original Atari headquarters that preceded the new office. The project is one of the first in the Bay Area to use the burgeoning sustainable construction material.
Construction is underway for Pear Village, a mixed-use project with offices and housing at 1255 Pear Avenue in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. The project is set to create 635 homes beside the new six-story office building. The Sobrato Organization is the developer.
Construction is wrapping up with facade installation nearly complete for Google Caribbean, the waterfront five-story buildings along West Caribbean Drive in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County. The zigzagging offices will bring a combined one million square feet of new office space for Google next year. The update comes as Google’s parent company, Alphabet, postponed construction of Downtown West in San Jose in April and put 1.4 million square feet of offices up for sublease last month. Bjarke Ingels Group is the project architect.