Mixed Use Development
The City of San Bruno has a residential population of just over 41,000 and a daily influx of over 6,000 high technology workers to the Bayhill office park. Situated fifteen minutes south of San Francisco, San Bruno is quickly becoming its own technology hub for businesses that prefer a convenient location with regional transit access. Both the BART subway system and Caltrain rail commuter line have active stations in San Bruno. National headquarters for YouTube.com, Walmart.com and Stella and Dot are based in San Bruno.
Catalytic Opportunity Site #1 : Caltrain Station
The new Caltrain station will play a pivotal role in spurring development throughout the Transit Corridors Area. Centrally located in between the railroad tracks and San Mateo Avenue at the corner of San Bruno Avenue, the site should include iconic architectural elements that create a prominent gateway presence. The Transit Corridors Plan envisions buildings up to seven stories high with a mix of 350,000 s.f. of office and ground floor retail uses. The projecshould include a plaza connecting the site to the new Caltrain Station. Any development on this site will need to accommodate parking for the Caltrain Station and the on-site office and retail uses.
Catalytic Opportunity Site #2 : San Bruno and Huntington Avenues
This site is located just west and south of the future Caltrain station at the corner of Huntington and San Bruno avenues. Strategically located, it provides an opportunity to develop a gateway connection that ties the Station Area to Downtown. The site is a prime location for a prominent building with active storefronts and uses such as outdoor dining. The Transit Corridors Plan envisions a five-story mixed-use building with approximately ground floor retail and residential above. The building should include strong and distinctive architectural elements, particularly at the corners.
Catalytic Opportunity Site #3 : San Mateo Avenue and El Camino Real
The location of this triangular site at the southern gateway to Downtown lends itself to encouraging a use that can draw visitors into Downtown from El Camino Real. The Transit Corridors Plan envisions a four story development with a community center or entertainment facility, as well as active storefronts along San Mateo Avenue. The site could also be suitable for a mixed-use, medium- or high-density residential building with ground floor retail space. To balance the density on the site, the area should also include a public plaza, park or open space element to connect San Mateo Avenue to El Camino Real.