March 2017 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 monthly newsletter is to give the reader construction-related updates on the largest projects that are visible by the public; such as new commercial, multi-use buildings and new subdivisions.  The following projects are currently in either plan review or under construction. This newsletter provides a description of work, shares a recent picture of the site or rendering, and provides an estimate from our inspection staff of when the construction activity on the site might conclude.  The majority of these projects replace or improve existing buildings. Brief details about the previous structure are included at the bottom of each project description.  For a more comprehensive list of projects going through building and planning review throughout the city visit https://paloalto.buildingeye.com/building.  Please direct any questions to the Development Services Director Peter.Pirnejad@cityofpaloalto.org.

 

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Dr. 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; exterior glazing is underway, interior steel stud framing and multi trades have begun.

This project is approximately  70% 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, Windows and roof are complete, while exterior guardrails and light fixtures are not installed.  Interior finishes have begun where able. 

The project is approximately 80% complete.    

This project replaces an existing building of approximately 1316 sf.

636 Waverley

300 Pasteur - 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, Waterproofing of the P3 Level planters is ongoing on the south side of the building. Administration Building and Assembly Building roller shades are being installed. Final cleaning will start this week. The Restroom volume is substantially complete. Elevator 2 & 3 plaster work will start this week. Air handlers 1 and 2 have been stated up. Level P0 Employee Lockers and Bathrooms are substantially . 

The project is approximately 88% complete. 

This does not replace existing building sf.


500 University Ave

This project consists of a new three story office/retail building with occupied roof deck and two split levels of below grade parking with 62 parking spaces.

Currently, Stone, aluminum panels, site work.

The project is approximately 80% complete.

500 University

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, interior painting & finishes, and utilities in progress.

This project is approximately  83% complete.


1501 California: Mayfield California Ave Multi Family

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 receiving trim and finishes, except for a few areas, and exterior cladding is nearly complete, and siding painted. All the windows are installed. Building 2 framing and exterior is complete at all levels, and the trades are 80% complete with rough-in. Almost all the windows are in and the roof is complete.

Percentage of Project Completed:  Project progress: Building 1 is at 60%; Building 2 is at 50%.

1501 California Ave - Multi

1501 California: Mayfield California Ave Single Family Detached

1501 California Ave - Single

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 have their siding, and finishes are underway.  While the roof covering is not installed yet, they have their underlayment installed to protect the interior.  Four more are completely framed out, and the trades are complete.  To date, 40 lots have yet to begin construction.  The retaining walls are partially complete.  The Community Building foundational walls are complete, and structural framing is soon to begin.  The Fitness Building framing is underway. Site utilities are still in progress, also performed ahead of other activities on site.  Streets are less than 50% paved.

Percentage of Project Completed: Utilities/roads: 65%; retaining walls: 40%; houses: 12 are at 80%, while 7 are at 60%, and 9 at 45%.  There are 40 lots that have not started any work.


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.

 Currently, working on Site Drainage, Foundations & Grade Beams, Underground Conduit, Underground Plumbing.

The project is approximately 3% complete.

908 Arastradero

2100 El Camino Real

2100 El Camino

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, Applied for TCO, waiting for approval from City of Palo Alto.

The project is approximately 0% complete.

**Tenant Improvements Underway**


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, the building shell has TCO to allow tenants to occupy residential units.  The two commercial space tenant improvements are underway.

The project is approximately 95% complete.

**Tenant Improvements Underway**

 

2500 El Camino

1450 Page Mill

1450 Page Mill

This project is a new 77,634 square foot, 2-story mixed-use building with 41,260 square foot below ground parking.

Currently, Tenant Improvement work has yet to begin.

The project is approximately 0% complete.

**Tenant Improvements Underway**


1050 Page Mill

Office park consisting of four, two-story office buildings, with existing buildings being replaced, one of which includes a cafeteria.  One of the original buildings remains in use by employees during construction.   Each of the four buildings are similar in scope and design, occupying 46,493, 46,514, 54,134, and 54,234 square feet, respectively, each having its own underground parking.  Campus tenant is Machine Zone, a developer  of massively multiplayer online gaming.

Currently, The existing Building 1 remains in use, and will be demolished at a later date.  Buildings 2 & 3 are under construction, in close proximity and to each other on campus as well as schedule.  Both have nearly complete roofs, and exterior glazing preparation begun.  Some of the framing, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical has been completed in the core areas.  Site infrastructure is in progress.  Temporary electrical has recently been approved so the contractor can eliminate the use of large generators.  Buildings 1 & 4 have not started..

The project is approximately 10% complete.

**Tenant Improvements Underway**

1050 Page Mill

3421 Hillview Avenue - VMware HTG Building

3241 Hill View

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

Currently, Performing Site Surveying.

The project is approximately 0% complete.


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, the existing structure has been demolishes.

The project is approximately 0% complete. 

2555 Park Blvd

PROJECTS IN PLAN CHECK


3181 Porter Drive

3181 Porter Dr

Stanford redevelopment project includes construction of new 2-story commercial building 99,578sf with basement parking 86,548sf.  Proposed project has 248 below grade parking and 78 spaces at grade.  The project replaces 3 commercial structures located at 3181, 3221 and 3215 Porter Dr.  The construction permit is in plan check and demo permits issued. 

Project is in plan check with 0 of 9 departments approved.


3225 El Camino Real

Two new commercial buildings (connected by a walkway)above a podium parking garage. "Building A" is a 4-story mixed use building (27,226 sf) with retail on the first floor (7,098 sf), four (4) apartments on the second floor (6,034 sf total), and four (4) two story condos on the 3rd and 4th floors (10,069 sf total). "Building B" is a 2-story commercial building (4,886 sf) with retail on the first floor (2,265 sf) and office on the second floor (2,265 sf), the podium parking garage (24,030 sf) is one level of underground parking. Office and retail spaces are submitted as a cold shell and the residential units are fully built out.

Project is in plan check with 0 of 9 departments approved.

3225 ECR

777 Welch Rd

777 Welch

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.


441 Page Mill Road

Construction of a new  3-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