San Mateo’s Hayward Park sees building boom

Jan 25, 2018 – Blanca Torres (San Francisco Business Times)

At its massive new housing development in San Mateo, developer Coastal California Properties is pushing a concept it calls “alt-urban” or alternative urban that aims to offer the best of two worlds: the charms of a bustling downtown in a suburban setting.

Residents living in suburban areas such as the Peninsula want to ditch their cars, reduce their carbon footprints, and live close to their jobs, shops and cool places to go in their free time, said Brian Meyers, a partner with Coastal California Properties based in Newport Beach with an office in San Francisco.

That concept helped guide the developer’s proposal for a 935-unit apartment complex on a 14.5-acre site neighboring the Hayward Park Caltrain Station.

“Ten to 15 years ago, our customer base was … read more

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