City of Belmont | New Bay Area Development Projects #1

Welcome to my new series! We will be reviewing what developments are happening in every city across the Bay Area. Many of you that are local here see projects and construction happening but did you know that most cities have plans to redevelop areas over the next 15 years?

Let’s learn about how Belmont is set up right now.There is approximately 2,955 acres in the current city limits with an additional 62 acres of land contained within the planning area. 46% of the land is dedicated to residential land use which is a very small ratio compared to most cities. This is why Belmont is such a popular location for their privacy. Amongst the 46%, 41% of the land are Single Family homes. 4% of the land has multifamily units and there are some duplexes in the Sterling Downs and Homeview neighborhoods.

So where are we heading to?
The biggest projects coming down the pipeline is the Belmont Village Mixed use land and the Corridor mixed used land projects which are right across from each other. This is a 2035 General Plan but it gives you an idea what will be happening as there are projects already underway. Take a look at the map here. You can see that the changes will be mostly near the Caltrain station between Ralston and El Camino Real. Most of these areas will be much more dense with condos, apartment rentals, affordable housing, and mixed use retail space on the ground level.

What are examples of these projects?
Here are a few coming that you can expect over the next few years. Here are pictures of Artisan Crossing. This complex will be a 4 story 250 unit multifamily residential building ranging from studios to 2 Bedroom units. 15% will be affordable units.

Another development will be 800-803 Belmont avenue.This will be on the south side of Belmont Avenue and will have a total of 125 residential apartments. They will range between 1 to 3 bedroom units.

Another development will be called Firehouse Square. This will be on the corner of El Camino Real and O’Neill Avenue which will be a 4 story mixed used building with 65 affordable rental units, 3,748 square feet of retail and commercial space on the ground level, and 15 townhomes which will be for sale at market rate.

The last one at this time is the project on Hill Street and El Camino Real. This is a 100% affordable housing project and will be a 37 unit residential project. These are slated to all be one bedroom rental units. Companies like Google and Facebook have poured hundreds of Millions of dollars for these types of affordable housing developments. I hope this was helpful to see what is coming down the immediate pipeline in a quiet town of Belmont! Leave a comment with what you think and if there are any cities I should cover next!

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#1 By Thomas Irpan at 9/10/2021 -1:12 PM

Hello Spencer,

Very well put together - Overview of Belmont Real Estate. Thank you

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