October 2014 Development Services Construction Update

Construction Updates

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. 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<mailto:Peter.pirnejad@cityofpaloalto.org

Targeting Total Transparency,

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Peter Pirnejad
Director, Development Services Department


636 Waverley

This project is a new 10,299 square foot, 4-story mixed-use building with 20 space parking garage. The commercial space will be located on the ground floor. Residential units will be on the upper three floors. The permit has been issued and the project is approximately 1% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 1316 sf.

636 Waverley

4329 El Camino Real, The Hilton Homewood Hotel

4329 ECR

This project is a new 111,585 square foot, 4-story hotel that contains 138 rooms located above a one level underground parking garage with 137 parking spaces. Currently progress on the  exterior finishes, awnings and site walls continues. The project is approximately 93% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 64,263 sf.


4214 El Camino Real, The Hilton Garden Inn

This project is a new 105,685 square foot, 4-story hotel that contains 174 rooms located above a two-level underground parking garage with 178 parking spaces. Currently exterior curtain wall construction, site work, lobby and accessory areas continues. The project is approximately 70% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 6,296 sf.

4214 ECR

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. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure is being installed throughout. Completion of the parking garage will be in conjunction with the new hospital. The project is approximately 80% complete.  This does not replace existing building sf.


780 Welch Road, Medical Office Building

This project is a new 31,353 square foot, 3-story medical office building located above one level of underground parking with 150 parking spaces. Currently a TCO has been issued and approved. The project is approximately 98% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 24,678 sf.

780 Welch

2865 Park Boulevard, Park Plaza

Park Plaza

This project is a new 3-story mixed-use building located above one level of underground parking with 295 parking spaces. The ground level will contain 47,000 square feet of commercial office space. The second and third levels, totaling 101,500 square feet, contain 85 residential units. Currently, construction at the second level continues, and construction at the third level has begun. The project is approximately 25% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 52,709 sf.


260 California Avenue

This project is a new 30,000 square foot, 3-story mixed-use commercial building located above one level underground parking garage with 42 parking spaces. Currently steel stud framing and exterior finishes continue. A tenant has been selected, and TI work has begun. The project is approximately 50% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 11,290 sf.

260 Cal Ave

2650 Birch Street, Birch Plaza

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This project is a new 24,827 square foot, 3-story mixed-use structure located above a one level underground parking with 42 parking spaces. The ground level will contain 10,556 square feet of retail and business space. Eight 2-story rental apartment units will be located on second and third floors. Currently the third floor steel stud framing is complete, the exterior is sheathed, the roof pan deck construction continues, and plumbing rough-in continues. The project is approximately 50% complete. This does not replace existing building sf.

 


4041 El Camino Way, The Avant

This project is a new 71,000 square foot, 3-story mixed-use building that contains 44 elder care dwelling units and is located above an underground parking garage with 41 parking spaces. The project is complete and occupied. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 53,090 sf. 

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101 Lytton Avenue, Lytton Gateway

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This project is a new 138,951 square foot, 3-story mixed-use building that includes a 50,000 square foot office and retail space. Additionally, there are 1,600 square feet of subsidized rental property for a Palo Alto-based nonprofit organization on the ground level. This new office building is located over two and half levels of underground parking with 134 parking spaces. Currently, three new tenant improvement projects are in the final stage, and are 90% complete. The overall project is approximately 96% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 2300 sf.

 


2080 Channing Avenue, Edgewood Plaza

This project is an approximately 20,000 square foot, three building relocation/rehabilitation of an Eichler-designed neighborhood mixed-use commercial shopping center. It also includes construction of 10 new 3,000 square foot single-family homes with attached garages. To complete the 3.6 acre development a .22-acre park will be completed near the end of the project. Currently temporary occupancy has been granted to large portion of the commercial shopping center and final construction activities are taking place. At the single-family residences, framing and roofing are now complete, and rough mechanical, electrical and plumbing work continues. Exterior stucco is being applied at some of the residences. The project is approximately 73% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 37,900 sf.

 

2080 Channing

537 Hamilton Avenue

537 Hamilton

This project is a new 15,000 square foot, 2-story office building located above a one level underground parking garage with 19 parking spaces. Currently the project is in the final phases of construction. The project is approximately 96% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 4588 sf.


490 San Antonio Avenue, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

This project is a new 17,602 square foot single-story gymnasium and classroom building.  It also includes an 81,643 square foot commercial improvement including a new playing field, parking lot with 119 parking spaces and private road. Currently the structural steel and pan deck for the second floor and roof are completed. Exterior wall framing is complete, with Dens Shield drywall installed. Rough plumbing and electrical systems are installed. The project is 32% complete. This does not replace existing building sf.

 

490 San Antonio

135 Hamilton Avenue

135 Hamilton

 This project is a new 27,915 square foot, 3-story mixed-use building located above a one level underground parking garage with 47 parking spaces. Retail space will be located on the ground level and office space will be located on the upper two floors. Currently construction at the second parking level is complete, and construction at the street level is scheduled to begin in November. The project is approximately 20% complete. This does not replace existing building sf.

http://135hamiltonave.com/

 


1701 Page Mill Road, Theranos

This project is a new 115,600 square foot, 2-story commercial building located above a one level underground parking garage with 300 parking spaces. Currently the shell of the building has been granted a TCO, and Phase One of the TI portion of the project is scheduled to be completed in November, while Phase Two begins immediately. The project is approximately 97% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 67,000 sf.

1701 Page Mill

180 El Camino Real, Bloomingdales - Stanford Shopping Center

Bloomingdales

This project is a new 107,000 square foot, 3-story retail building. Currently the project has a TCO, and the business is open to the public. The project is approximately 99% complete. This does not replace existing building sf.


998 San Antonio Avenue, The Mosque

This project is a new 11,436 square foot, 2-story mosque structure with two attached residential units. Currently final construction activities are taking place.  The current project is approximately 98% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 5,050 sf.

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213 Quarry Road, Medical Office Building

This project is a new 95,578 square foot, 4-story above basement medical office building. There is no vehicle parking in the building.  Both the shell and TI work are being constructed at the same time. Currently structural steel and concrete construction are completed. The project is 30% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 13,831 sf.

213 Quarry

711 El Camino Real, The Clement

711 ECR

 

New 4-story hotel with a basement for underground parking and a pool on the roof. Area of commercial space 6897 sf, area of hotel rooms 13,027 sf, and area of parking is 6888 sf. There are 23 hotel rooms. Plans were submitted in December 2013 and the permit was issued. This project is approximately 5% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 1,490 sf.


611 Cowper St

 New 4-story mixed use building with two levels of underground parking. 62,818 square feet of commercial space, 6,712 square feet of residential, and 27,941 square feet of parking. Currently street-level construction is nearly complete, and construction of the second floor has begun. The project is 25% complete. This project replaces an existing building of approximately 8,746 sf.

http://611-cowper.com/

611 Cowper

1400 Page Mill Rd

1400 Page Mill

This project is a 2-story commercial building with 89,000sf above a 45,500sf basement with 119 parking spaces, and 171 parking spaces outside the building. Currently the podium deck is poured, and structural steel is nearing completion. The project is 25% complete.This project replaces an existing building of approximately 86,925 sf.


50 El Camino Real, Ronald McDonald House

New 3-story with build out and one level of underground parking. 51,637 square feet of commercial and short stay residential and 19,719 square feet of parking. Project includes 71 parking spaces. Currently excavation and concrete footing construction is underway. The project is approximately 15% complete. This does not replace existing building sf.

50 ECR

1845 El Camino Real

1845 ECR

New 3-story mixed use building. 7,705 square feet of commercial/retail shell space. The project is 5% complete. This does not replace existing building sf.


CIP PROJECTS


Magical Bridge Playground, Mitchell Park

This project is a restoration and upgrade of the bridge at Mitchell Park, new concrete walkways and repairs to existing asphalt walkways, new landscaping and irrigation.  Currently final grading for the ramp to the bridge is complete, the retaining wall for the play structure mound is complete, and the service road curb and gutter along the creek is poured. The project is approximately 65% complete.

Magical Bridge

City Hall, First Floor Mezzanine and Second Floor Remodel

City Hall

This project is a remodel of City Hall on the first and second floors. Currently, all-trades work continues. The project is approximately 30% complete.


PROJECTS IN PLAN CHECK


3159 El Camino Real, Mixed-Use Building

This project is a 69,506 square foot, 4-story mixed-use building including 48 residential apartments, 16,100 square feet of retail and office space, and 15,400 square feet of new restaurant and commercial recreation space. The 30,000 square foot expansion of the existing underground parking will include 183 additional parking spaces. Plans were submitted in November of 2013. Seven of eight departments have approved the project

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405 Curtner Avenue

2500 El Camino

New four story mixed use building (80,748 sf) that consists of two buildings connected by a walkway. The project contains 70 residential units and has 145 parking spaces. Plans were submitted in June 2014 and the project has gone through one round of plan check. Four of eight departments have approved the project.


2500 El Camino Real

A 3-story, six (6) unit townhouse building. All six units have the same square footage. Area per unit is 1237 sf of habitable space and 460 sf of garage. There will be 14 parking spaces at this site. Plans were submitted in December of 2013 and the project has gone through two rounds of plan check. Five of eight departments have approved the project.

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1700 Embarcadero, Staybridge Suites

New 4-story hotel with one level of underground parking. The area of the hotel is 114,091 sf and the area of the garage is 35,837 sf. Scope of work includes 147 hotel rooms and 169 parking spaces. Plans were submitted in October 2013 and the project has gone through four rounds of plan check. Five of eight departments have approved the project

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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. Four of seven departments have approved the project.

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240 Hamilton Ave - Commercial/Residential Building

240 Hamilton

This project is a new 17,500 sf, 4-story mixed use building. First 3 floors designated for commercial and residential on the top floor. Plans were submitted in June 2014 and six of seven departments have approved this project.


1501 California: Mayfield California Ave

This project consists of two condo buildings, a fitness building (1720 sf), a community building (2700 sf), and 68 new homes. Condo Building 1 contains 58 units (116,356 sf) and Condo Building 2 contains 54 new units (122,817 sf). Plans were submitted in June 2014 and the project has gone through one round of plan check. Three of eight departments have approved this project.

1501 Mayfield

2180 El Camino Real College Terrace

terrace

The project includes a podium structure with 2 levels of underground parking, two 3-story commercial buildings connected by a walkway (52,504 sf), and a 2 story eight unit multifamily building (5304 sf). Plans were submitted in May 2014 and the project has gone through one round of plan check. Four of eight departments have approved the project.


2209-2215 El Camino Real

A proposed 9571 square foot 3-story mix-used building, to include a ground floor financial service, second floor office space and third floor residential single unit; with 5 proposed parking stalls. Four of seven departments have approved the project.

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