A Look Inside Bay Meadows
The former racetrack-turned-urban village that's home to over 300 residents, as well as a high school and numerous parks, is 20% complete. Last week nearly 50 SPUR members toured Bay Meadows in San Mateo. At Bay Meadows' Welcome Center, Wilson Meany's Whitney Morris and San Mateo zoning administrator Darcy Forsell gave an overview of the massive project, from Wilson Meany and Stockbridge Capital.
From there, the group strolled to Bay Meadows' community garden, Persimmon Park, a 99-plot raised-beds garden. Plants are already popping up near artist Evan Shively's public sculptures, made of reclaimed wood.
Bay Meadows' Field House is a 108-unit rental community that's still under construction, but hard-hat tours and pre-leasing start Oct. 28. The BDE Architecture-designed space features a pool, an outdoor fireplace, barbecue areas, and fitness center. Model apartments are coming in November.
Next stop was Nueva School, a private high school for gifted and talented youth. An uber-sustainable building by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Nueva not only boasts 160 very smart kids but also a green roof and bicycle parking. The school doesn't allow kids to drive there, but instead offers Caltrain passes to encourage fewer cars on campus. The last stop, closest to the Caltrain station, was Bay Meadows' office trailer. Wilson Meany recently announced plans to break ground on the 210k SF Station 4 project, one of five HOK Architects-designed office buildings coming to Bay Meadows.