Castro Street’s vibrant downtown atmosphere has long been an attractive focal point conducive to both work and play, and we intend to extend this lifestyle to the gateway to downtown. By providing healthy amenities and vibrant activities, individuals will have the complete experience of Mountain View all within the palms of their hands—all without leaving Castro Street!
Home of one of the most attractive corners of the Bay Area, Mountain View’s growth has faced a crisis affecting many seeking to live in the area: housing. With this in mind, we are proposing our Castro Commons Plan to help the city develop 100+ (Exact number TBD) new homes providing more equitable and inclusive housing opportunities in the Downtown area. The project will include a selection of market-rate and below-market-rate housing.
Castro Commons is proposing to revitalize the local area by providing public spaces with a mix of retail, dining, and open spaces with outdoor amenities that will be meaningful for everyone. Drawing inspiration from active and vibrant spaces like downtown Santa Barbara and Paris, France, we see this project embodying the outdoor-indoor living and dining experience amplified by COVID-19. Take the North end of downtown Mountain View on Castro Street, for example.
To achieve our goals of supporting local businesses and residents, the Castro Commons Plans aims to promote foot traffic and conserve local businesses.
We are dedicated to enhancing Gateway Park and conserving its prominence within the community. Our objective is aimed toward acclimating to the wants and needs of the neighborhood and the city of Mountain View through the conservation and revitalization of recreational spaces in the area.
As the “heartbeat” of the city, Downtown Mountain View is designed with active landscaping and is characterized as a natural place to meet one’s friends, relax outdoors, enjoy entertainment, or go for a stroll.