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 restaurant 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 100 individual meetings with neighbors and residents of Mountain View to create the best possible design for the entire community.
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, and bicycle and pedestrian friendly access to Gateway Park from the paseo, which connects to the residential neighborhood. By closing a small portion Fairmont Ave, a 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. Notice greenery throughout the levels of the building in the rendering?
The project proposes to take advantage of many environmental features such as PV panels to generate and storage power. Electric vehicle charging stations for residential and visitor parking, electric bike and scooter charging will also be included in the project to help promote a green solution. Other sustainable features are highlighted and included in the green energy checklist within the drawing set.
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.
GPR Ventures is a privately held real estate investment firm. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GPR has three offices on the West Coast.
To date, GPR has acquired 130+ industrial and office buildings across 49+ different projects. The portfolio totals over 4,200,000 square feet of leasable space and 37 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.