October/November 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, Both the Core Shell & the TI are nearing completion. The Temporary Certificate of Occupancy has issued and the project is just finishing up the last few punch list items.

This project is approximately  99.5% complete.

This project replaces an existing 98,626 square foot, 2 story R&D building.


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, Both the Core Shell & the TI are nearing completion. The Temporary Certificate of Occupancy has issued and the project is just finishing up the last few punch list items.

The project is approximately 99.5% complete. 

This project replaces an existing building of approximately 1316 sf.

636 Waverley

300 Pasteur - Stanford Parking Garage

300 Pateur

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,  progress of additional requirements @ stairs #2,3,4,5,6 and work at level P3 exit path pavers and deck framing retro-fitting.

The project is approximately 99.7% 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, Core/Shell: Exterior landscape & Garage door install is nearly complete along with cleaning of garage parking and striping.

TI: Currently installing flooring on 2nd and 3rd floors, IDF room fit-up, installing ceiling grid, installing glass at office fronts, furniture delivery/fit-up, millwork install.

The core and shell are approximately 97% complete.  The tenant improvement are 80% complete. This tenant is in the process of applying for TCO.

This project replaces an approximately  15,899 square foot single-story multi-tenant retail building.

500 University

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, given the new address of 2500 Columbia Street, has been granted a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy. Final inspections are expected to be resolved by or in November.  Building 2 exterior finishes are better than 95%, while the interiors are getting finishes started soon. Both buildings are solar ready.

Percentage of Project Completed: Project progress: Building 1 is at 99%; Building 2 is at 85%.

This project replaces - information to be updated on the December update to be released in January 2018.

1501 California Multi

1501 California: Mayfield California Ave Single Family Detached

1501 California 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.  Phase 1, 2, and 3 consisting of 28 houses, are complete.  Phase 4, which includes 6 houses, is having rough inspections on all trades and exterior finishes installed.  Completion of Phase 4 is expected March 2018.  Phase 5 has started framing on new foundations.  Phase 6 foundations are under construction, and 7 is roughly graded.   To date, 14 lots have yet to begin construction, and activity is expected through 2018.  The retaining walls are partially complete, and are constructed in tandem with development of other lots.  The Community Building is in the interior finish stage, with completion in late December 2017.  The swimming pool structure is complete, and finishes are underway.  The Fitness Building interior finishes are in progress and should be ready to occupy in December. Site utilities are still in progress, also performed ahead of other activities on site.  Streets are about 60% paved.

Percentage of Project Completed:  Utilities/roads: 75%; retaining walls: 75%.  Phase 1: 100%, Phase 2: 100%, Phase 3: 100%.  The Fitness Building is 85%, and the Community Building is 80%.  The Swimming Pool is 70%.  There are 14 lots that have not started any construction.

This project replaces - information to be updated on the December update to be released in January 2018.


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, Work on parameter steel stud framing continues, the roof now water tight, Trade work continues such as Plumbing, Mechanical & Fire Sprinklers etc. In addition about 50% of the structure now has windows.

The project is approximately 50% complete. 

This project replaces - information to be updated on the December update to be released in January 2018.

908 Arastradero

1450 Page Mill

1450 Page Mill Road

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

Currently: The project is completed and trying to recruit a tenant.  Until then, there are no plans for tenant improvement of the interior.

This project replaces two, two-story office/R&D buildings that consisted of approximately 59,539 square feet.

 


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 between  46,000 and 55,000 square feet each, with 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 to each other on campus and on schedule. Bldg. 2 core and shell is at approximately 90% complete, and Bldg. 3 is approximately at 80% complete.   Bldg. 2 tenant improvement is at approximately 90% complete, and Bldg. 3 tenant improvement is at 60% complete.  Site work is in progress. Buildings 1 & 4 have not started.  

The project is approximately 35% complete. 

This project replaces two buildings, a two-story and a single-story R&D/office building, combined the two buildings totaled 265,341 square feet. 

1050 PMR

3421 Hillview Avenue - VMware HTG Building

3241 Hillview

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

Currently: Work continues on parameter steel stud framing. Some trade work for mechanical & Plumbing is underway, additional internal roadways, curb & gutters are being installed.

The project is approximately 42% complete.

This project replaces an 85,000 square foot two-story office/R&D building.


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 Transportation Demand Management program.

Currently:  second level deck forming and rebar for Post Tension deck being installed.

The project is approximately 25% complete. 

This project replaces an 8,849 square foot two-story office building. 

2555 Park

425 Page Mill Road

441 PageMill

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.

Currently secant walls are in place and most of the dirt haul off for the basement parking structure has taken place.

This project is approximately 4% complete.

This project replaces four single-story single-family homes.


2747 Park Blvd

Construction of a new 3-story office building (33,323 SF) with one level of underground parking (11,839 SF). There are 134 onsite parking spaces: 108 at grade and 26 in the parking garage.

Currently: all structural steel is in place. Pan decking in mostly in place. Basement walls and slab are in place. Most utility laterals are all in place and some curb gutter work is in progress.

This project is approximately 18% complete.

This project replaces a 936 square foot single-story commercial building. 

2747 Park Blvd

3181 Porter Drive

3181 Porter Dr

Stanford redevelopment project includes construction of new 2-story commercial building 99,578 sf with basement parking 86,548 sf.  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. 

Currently: The parking garage is currently under construction. Some site work has been completed also some of the utilities have already been modified for this new structure.

This project is approximately 5% complete.

This project replaces a 15,840 square foot single-story office building.


2600 El Camino Real

Warm shell for a new four story office building over one level of basement garage parking (36,957 sf)

Currently: Permit was picked up. No work has begun.

This project is approximately 0% complete.

This project replaces a 45,345 square foot six-story office building.

2600 ECR

PROJECTS IN PLAN CHECK


240 Pasteur

240 Pasteur

New Stanford biomedical innovation building (BMI) includes new research laboratory building for Stanford university school of medicine. The structure is a 4-story above grade (202,450 sf) and 1 below (35,098 sf).

Project is in plan check with 5 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 4 of 8 departments approved.

This project replaces a 7,000 square foot single-story retail building.

3225 ECR