Welcome to our Town Hall page where we’ll be discussing the latest developments of the GPR Ventures Castro Commons development.

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We’d like to put forth our commitment to being a “good neighbor” with the surrounding residents and businesses in the area. This philosophy informs our approach and is why we have made the effort to solicit input from the community as an integral part of our planning process, rather than relegating it to an afterthought. The plans illustrated on this site are, at this time, conceptual. We’ve been fortunate to have received a lot of great feedback from our outreach events…and here’s some of that preliminary input.

After 50+ individual meetings and events with the local residents, community leaders, associations, coalitions, stakeholder groups, local business owners, and neighborhood groups, we have come up with this conceptual design.

Our current conceptual design seeks to vacate a 60-yard portion of Hope Street and incorporate a 7-story section set back off the street with tiered lower elevations toward the neighborhood.  

Our latest events have been our Town Hall open houses, which we hosted throughout July and our taco truck event at Fairmont Park on July 15th. These public events, coupled with extensive outreach to individual residents, community leaders, and local businesses have enabled us to confidently say this is truly a community-oriented development. We continue to modify our plans as we receive your input as we make best efforts to accommodate as many of your concerns and ideas into the Castro Commons plans as we can.

Some of the feedback we’ve received has been both pro and con and additionally addressed some of the below topics:

  • Shading/massing
  • Traffic circulation and pedestrian/biker benefits
  • Neighborhood and new resident parking
  • Construction parking and timeline
  • Overall project timeline
  • Tenant relocation benefits for those in Fairmont Apartments
  • Tree preservation
  • Hope Street closure impacts and benefits
  • How we plan to activate this end of Castro
  • The inclusion of public art and sculptures
  • Open spaces and revitalizing/activating Gateway Park
  • Affordable housing units
  • Condos v. apartments
  • Street parking potential impacts
  • Questions regarding speculation of expanding the project
  • Setbacks and step-downs
  • Traffic relocating impacts
  • Amount of parking
  • Building amenities for future residents
  • Precise Plan accordance
  • Architecture and design
  • 7-story design

Castro Commons

CONCEPTUAL PROJECT
LOCATIONS
843 Castro Street Mountain View CA, 940412720 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 110 Sacramento CA, 958332323 S Bascom Avenue Suite 100 Campbell CA, 95008
DISCLAIMER:
This is a conceptual design. This design has not been submitted to, discussed with, or reviewed by the city of Mountain View. Project is subject to change. Illustrations are for visualization purposes only and reflect what we envision this project to be like. Preliminary designs do not reflect actual architecture. The current concept designed with the feedback of the community, conceptualizing closing 60 yards of Hope St to vehicular traffic. GPR has the authority to negotiate the purchase of a portion of Fairmont Ave. GPR does not have the authority for a 7-story design.