Rockridge Geotechnical’s 3905 Freedom Circle site in Santa Clara, which previously secured approval for a multi-phase mixed-use development, has been sold to a new owner. Although construction is yet to start, this development would contain 1,075 units of housing across three buildings, retail space, and a two-acre public park. Each of the three residential buildings would offer a club room, fitness center, co-working lounge, and pool decks.
A groundbreaking celebration was held for the two-building affordable housing development at 38889 Bell Street in Fremont, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. Called Bell Street Gardens, the project consists of redeveloping a motel on-site, which would create 79 new residential units, and constructing a new three-story building, creating an additional 49 units. All 128 units will be designated as affordable, with 25% of these units being reserved for tenants with special needs. Bell Gardens is also targeting LEED Gold efficiency, emphasizing environmental friendliness, and amenities include in-building resident services, an exercise room, community rooms, shared patios, and a landscaped courtyard.
Construction on Shirley Chisholm Village, a five-story affordable housing development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 1360 43rd Avenue in San Francisco, has topped out. The complex will contain 135 apartments, 134 of which will be designated to qualified educators that are designated as low- to moderate-income; the final unit will be for the building manager. The building will contain amenities such as a community plaza with a play area for children, two residential courtyards, and on-site parking for cars and bicycles.
Updates were released involving the Albany Village Graduate Student Apartments at 1050 Monroe Street in Albany, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The 300,000-square-foot development would provide housing for UC Berkeley students, creating 761 fully-furnished units for single graduate students without children. Amenities within the complex include in-unit washer and dryer, lounges and meeting rooms, landscaped gardens, multi-use lawns and terraces, and 55,000 square feet of space for relaxing, studying, and socializing.
Demolition permitting has progressed for the existing two-story building at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 2435 Haste Street site in Berkeley, making way for an eight-story, 37-unit development at the site. Of these units, seven will be allocated for extremely low-income to moderate-income households, replacing the affordable units inside the two-story building that is being demolished. The new development at 2435 Haste will also contain 940 square feet of usable open space along with on-site parking for bicycles.
Renderings have been released for a potential residential development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 1526 Powell Street in San Francisco. The complex will contain 20 new residential units, with three of these units being affordable for low-income households. A setback terrace will distinguish the two-story podium from the upper four floors of residential expansion, creating a six-story structure behind the façade of the existing John J. Delucchi Sheet Metal Works building. On-site parking will also be provided for cars and bicycles.
With all pre-construction work completed, construction is set to begin on the Colibri Commons affordable housing development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 965 Weeks Street site in East Palo Alto. The complex will contain 136 units of 100% affordable housing, and the construction process will start on October 30.
Plans were filed for a senior housing complex at 2675 Folsom Street in San Francisco, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. Project plans are yet to be published, but it appears this will be a multi-phase development creating ~240 units of affordable housing for seniors. Moreover, 60 of those units will be used as supportive housing, and the complex will contain ~3,500 square feet of ground-floor supportive service space.
Renderings have been revealed for the proposed expansion of the St. Ignatius College Preparatory School campus at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 2001 37th Avenue site in San Francisco. This proposal would create a new main facility for the school overlooking Sunset Boulevard, while some of the existing campus would be demolished. This main facility would consist of a new 39-foot-tall, 187,200-square-foot building containing ground-level classrooms, a kitchen, and a practice room. The second floor will contain The Commons, a flexible space for academic functions and events, as well as a chapel. Lastly, the third floor will add more classrooms, along with faculty space and a large open room. On-site parking for bicycles will also be provided.
A six-story affordable housing development was proposed at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 797 South Almaden Avenue in San Jose. The plans ask to create 99 homes total; 98 of those units will become either permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing, while the final unit will be given to the building manager. The complex will also include 2,315 square feet of community-service commercial space, communal open space, a resident support facility, and on-site parking.