The proposed community-based design has an abundance of exciting amenities, including an active city park, open spaces, paseos open to the neighboring communities of Old Town Mountain View, storefront retail and resaurant spaces that will activate the gateway and community dedicated meeting rooms and spaces to gather.
This design is our current iteration of the community’s vision through over 50 individual meetings with neighbors and residents of Mountain View to create the best possible design for the entire community. This is an ongoing discussion with the community and the concept is still under discussion based on the community input.
The intention of this project is to contribute to uplifting the downtown area as a vibrant local destination for those who live and work in Mountain View but also to contribute to the success of existing small businesses in downtown Mountain View.
The project is environmentally conscious at its core, offering a sustainable site design, promoting walkability, bike access to the existing park, and connecting two parks through a paseo. By closing a small portion of the non-arterial streets to vehicles only, the project will reduce street traffic and yet promote pedestrian access and bicycling through the neighborhood. The project is also committed to becoming a sustainable development through the design process with input from the community and the City of Mountain View.
Centralized in the Silicon Valley, Castro Commons provides convenient and walkable access to various amenities, retail and restaurants, and short commutes to some of the world’s largest companies such as Google, Apple, and Meta. With its prime location and pedestrian appeal, Castro Commons connects to a wide variety of services without the burden of increased parking and traffic, delivering an additional benefit of reduced carbon emissions.
Notice changes to our previous designs? We hear you! We are actively involved in the community and have made improvements based on the community’s feedback. To the left, you see a comparison of the initial concept, which was informally submitted to the city in March 2022 to the now purely conceptual design. Through incorporated thoughts and ideas that we changed the site plan based on the input from neighbors, resident and the entire community. We understand that the Castro Commons project, based on its location alone as the major gateway to downtown Mountain View, is valued by neighbors and all residents of Mountain View. Our current site is based on your input such as:
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To date, GPR has acquired 103 industrial and office buildings across 36 different projects. The portfolio totals over 3,500,000 square feet of leasable space and 36 acres of industrial and mixed-use residential land. Through quick decision making and experienced leadership, GPR Ventures rebrands value-add portfolios, maximizes investor return, and continues to increase its footprint into new markets throughout the West.
Castro Commons is as much ours as it is yours! GPR Ventures is a local development team who deeply cares about Mountain View and is planning to design an exceptional urban development project. GPR Ventures intends to deliver a project that will be beneficial to the neighboring residents, downtown businesses, and residents of Mountain View. In fact, GPR’s headquarters is located in Downtown Mountain View, and they have hired a design team comprised of two local architects, Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners and William Maston Architect & Associates.