Plans for a five-story, 120-unit development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 477 9th Avenue site in San Mateo are scheduled for review. Along with 120 apartments, the mixed-use development will create nearly 42,000 square feet of office space. Moreover, 12 of the 120 units will be affordable for very low-income households, allowing the project to utilize the State Density Bonus program. Amenities include on-site parking for cars and bicycles, as well as a podium-top courtyard and a new pocket park adjacent to the development.
Construction has begun on the LifeMoves homeless shelter at 1237 San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The project will create 88 units of housing for formerly homeless residents, who will have access to on-site counseling, vocational training, and supportive services. Other amenities include a dog run, community garden, and picnic space.
Plans for a mixed-use development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 1154 and 1170 Sonora Court site in Sunnyvale are scheduled for review. The two-building complex would create nearly 300 residential units, as well as office space, across from Caltrain’s Lawrence Station. Both structures will feature sidewalk planters and fourth-floor podium-top decks, and office employees will have access to terraces on the third floor of both buildings, as well as two ground-level office gardens.
Preliminary plans were submitted for a 110-unit townhome-style residential complex at 90 East Tasman Drive in San Jose, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. This complex would add affordable housing to use Senate Bill 330 to increase its density, and it would replace low-slung offices currently on-site.
Construction has begun on Rick Judd Commons, a five-story affordable housing development at Rockridge Geotechncial’s 1313 Galindo Street site in Concord. The vast majority of the 62 units will be affordable for low-income residents, and one unit will be reserved for the property manager. Amenities will include common open space, a community room, and on-site parking for cars and bicycles.
Permits were issued for the supportive housing portion of a residential development called Phoenix Supportive Housing at 821 Pine Street in Oakland, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The five-building complex, which sees its buildings’ heights range from one to five stories, hopes to create 101 affordable units and 205 market-rate units, as well as nearly 20,000 square feet of light industrial maker space. Furthermore, the development would include an administrative building with commercial and community spaces.
The City of San Francisco has opened the already-completed affordable supportive housing development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 333 12th Street in San Francisco. Called City Gardens, the complex, which will create 200 units of permanent supportive housing, was the first in San Francisco to use the State Density Bonus program. The complex’s residents will also have access to support services like mental health counseling and case management.
Recently updated renderings show how a former private library may be renovated into a residential complex at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 2395 Sacramento Street site in San Francisco. For this complex to come to fruition, there would be a seven-story addition to the library on Sacramento Street and a six-story addition on Webster Street. The development would create 24 new homes, three of which would be affordable, as well as a shared ground-level amenity space. Moreover, the Sacramento Street and Webster Street additions will be separated by a private backyard and podium-top planters, while two glass bridges will connect the Webster Street addition to the library and to the Sacramento Street addition.
Construction will begin soon on an eight-story apartment complex at 2480 Bancroft Way in Berkeley, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The development will create 28 new units of housing, with two of them being designated as affordable, as well as around 2,000 square feet of retail space. The complex will also include a rooftop deck with amenities.
Two preliminary applications were filed to construct housing at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 550 East Brokaw Road in San Jose. The first application details a potential capacity of 519 multifamily units while the second application proposes a capacity of 1,233 units, and both applications were filed under Senate Bill 330. The housing would replace an old Fry’s Electronics store on-site, which has a unique Mayan-based entryway; it is unclear if the entryway will be incorporated into the new housing development.