November 2016 Development Services Construction Updates

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The Development Services Department strives to update those interested in private construction in the City of Palo Alto.  The purpose of this email notification is to give the reader construction related updates in the City of Palo Alto.  The following projects are currently in either plan review or under construction.  This update is sent monthly to provide a description of work, share a recent picture of the site or rendering, and provide a current status of the project. Our inspection staff attempts to estimate the completion status.  This estimated status is not to be construed as a completion of the project for any contractional agreements.The majority of these projects replace or improve existing buildings.  Details about the previous structure are included at the bottom of each project description.  Please direct any questions to the Development Services Director Peter.Pirnejad@cityofpaloalto.org

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Peter Pirnejad
Director, Development Services Department


3170 Porter

3170 Porter

New 2-story core and shell commercial building 98,000 square feet with below grade parking 75,000 square feet.

Currently; The Contractor will begin loading roof soon. Steel stud framing has started and the installation of rough trades (i.e. mechanical). The siding for the building has started as well.  This project is approximately  65% complete.


636 Waverley

This project is a new 10,299 square foot, 4-story mixed-use building with a 20 space parking garage. The commercial space will be located on the ground floor.  Residential units will be on the upper two floors. Office space on level 2. Currently, Rooftop P.V. system anchors completed, roofing begins November 28th, elevator complete, rough plumbing complete, parking conveyances nearly complete, residential glass installation begins November 28th.   The project is approximately 90% complete.     This project replaces an existing building of approximately 1316 sf.

636 Waverley

300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford Parking Garage

300 Pasteur

This project is a new 5-level parking garage that includes an auditorium at the roof level.  Two of the five levels of parking are located below grade with 970 parking spaces. Currently, Elevator 1 masonry work is on going. Elevator 2 and 3 framing at level P3. Pedestal concrete work is complete.    Light fixtures are being installed at level P3. Curtainwall caulking is complete.  The project is approximately 83% complete. This does not replace existing building sf.


500 University Ave - Garage

This project consists of 56,430 square feet of foundation and below-grade parking for a future 3-story office and retail building with 4,938 square feet of occupied roof deck and 2 split level of below grade parking with 62 parking spaces. Currently, Metal Stud Framing, Glass, aluminum panels.The project is approximately 75% complete.

500 University Avenue

405 Curtner Avenue

405 Curtner

A 3-story, six (6) unit townhouse building. All six units have the same square footage. Area per unit is 1237 square feet of habitable space and 460 square feet of garage. There will be 14 parking spaces at this site. Currently, exterior paper and lath, and painting in progress.This project is approximately  68% complete.


2500 El Camino Real

New four story mixed use building 80,748 square feet that consists of two buildings connected by a walkway. The project contains 70 residential units and has 145 parking spaces. 

Currently,  site concrete, irrigation and pavers. Railings and touch-up.

The project is approximately  95% complete.

 

2500 El Camino Real

2100 El Camino Real College Terrace

2100 El Camino Real

The project includes a podium structure with 2 levels of underground parking, two 3-story commercial buildings connected by a walkway 52,504 square feet, and a 2 story eight unit multifamily building 5304 square feet. Currently, we are completing owner trainings, final inspections, punch list items, and starting final clean. The project is approximately  99% complete.


1501 California: Mayfield California Ave Multi Family

1501 California Avenue Multi

This project consists of two condominium buildings, a fitness building 1720 square feet, a community building 2700 square feet, and 68 new homes. Condo Building 1 contains 58 units 116,356 square feet and Condo Building 2 contains 54 new units 122,817 square feet.  The project also includes site utilities and about 4000 linear feet of retaining walls throughout the development. Currently,  Building 1 is being insulated and dry-walled, while building membrane is nearly installed on the exterior, and almost all the windows are in.   The roof is now complete.  Building 2 framing is virtually complete at all levels except the open egress corridors, and the trades are 50% complete with rough-in.  Its roof is as complete as it can be.

Percentage of Project Completed:  Project progress: Building 1 is at 40%; Building 2 is at 30%.


1501 California: Mayfield California Ave Single Family Detached

This project consists of two condominium buildings, a fitness building 1720 square feet, a community building 2700 square feet, and 68 new homes. Condo Building 1 contains 58 units 116,356 square feet and Condo Building 2 contains 54 new units 122,817 square feet.  The project also includes site utilities and about 4000 linear feet of retaining walls throughout the development.

Currently;  Of the 68 single family dwellings, there are 10 duplex-type residences.  Four are getting their siding, insulation, and drywall.  While the roof covering is not installed yet, they have their underlayment installed to protect the interior.  Four more are almost completely framed out.   The other lots follow right behind.  To date, 40 lots have yet to begin construction.  The retaining walls are partially complete, and are built in sync with adjacent work.  The Community Building foundational slab is underway.  The Fitness Building slab is complete, and framing is underway. Site utilities are still in progress, also performed ahead of other activities on site.  Another street is now being graded..

Percentage of Project Completed:  Utilities/roads: 50%; retaining walls: 35%; houses: 12 are at 45%, while 7 are at 35%, and 9 at 30%.  There are 40 lots that have not started any work.

1501 California Avenue Single

385 Sherman Ave

385 Sherman

Mixed use 3-story with approximately 4800 square feet of residential, approximately 50,000 square feet of commercial and approximately 100,000 square feet - 2 levels of below grade parking. Currently, Exterior finishes are being finalized, public art portion installed (LED light fins), and landscaping being installed around the building. The project is approximately 98% complete.


2209-2215 El Camino Real

2209-2215 El Camino Real

This project is a new 3 story mixed use 9574 sq ft.

Currently, exterior finishes are continuing.

The project is approximately  95% complete.


908 Arastradero Road - VMware CSG Building

This is a new 2-story commercial structure with approximately 100,000 square feet of office space with a gym.

The permit was issued but construction has not started yet.

908 Arastradero

3421 Hillview Avenue - VMware HTG Building

3421 Hillview

This is a new 2-story commercial structure with approximately 86,000 square feet of office space with a commercial kitchen.

The permit was issued but construction has not started yet.


PROJECTS IN PLAN CHECK


777 Welch Rd

New 3 story warm shell 11,550 square feet for future medical dental office with 80 parking spaces.  Project is in plan check with 9 of 9 departments approved. 

Permit is ready to issue.

777 Welch

2555 Park Blvd

2555 Park Blvd

A new 23,853 square foot, 3-story LEED Silver office building with covered surface parking at grade and one level of machine parking below grade.  The project will park 82 cars on site and provide Caltrain GoPasses for eligible full time employees for the life of the building through a TDM program. Currently, 9 of 9 departments approved.

Permit is ready to issue


441 Page Mill Road

Construction of a new three story mixed use building (71,075 sf) with one level of underground parking. Retail on the first floor, offices on the second floor, and sixteen apartments on the second and third floors.  There are 91 onsite parking spaces: 34 at grade and 57 in the parking garage. The project is in plan check with 7 of 9 departments approved.

441 PageMill