Sand Hill Property Company Submits Proposal for 94-Unit Affordable Housing Community in Redwood City

By Kate Snyder

Redwood City could soon see more affordable housing with the submission of a recent proposal to construct a 94-unit apartment building in the city’s Stambaugh Heller neighborhood. The plan would bring residential units that would be offered at the city’s low-income affordability level. Currently the application has only been submitted, according to city records, with no meetings scheduled at this point.

The developer of the project is Sand Hill Property Company based in Palo Alto, and the architect is Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP, based in San Francisco. Oakland-based Sandis is the civil engineer while the structural engineer is DCI Engineers in San Francisco and the MEP engineer is Emerald City Engineers in Lynnwood, Wash. The landscape architect is GLS Landscape Architecture in San Francisco.

The project would be located at 1304 Middlefield Road on a 0.7-acre site. Per the submitted plans, the building is slated to consist of a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom units. There would also be a community room with a kitchen, a computer lab and flexible, multi-use and wellness spaces. The proposal also features outdoor gathering areas with a community garden and offices for property management and on-site resident services. Other residential support programs include a maintenance shop and indoor bicycle storage. The proposal also features 48 private vehicle parking spaces and 94 bicycle parking stalls on the site.

The project is characterized in plans as a transit-oriented development. The main building entrance would face Middlefield Road with building support areas along Cassia Street, plans show. The building would also be set back 15 feet from the street on both frontages and the site would be landscaped along the sidewalk. In total, the project is approximately 97,000 square feet in seven stories. Two residential bars are joined at each level by a pedestrian bridge and connected by a concrete podium that houses the parking for the project as well as most of the common and support spaces.

Sand Hill Property Company is a Silicon Valley real estate investment and development firm with more than four decades of experience developing properties throughout the Bay …


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