Dreaming about making San Carlos your home? Winter 2017 through summer 2018 will deliver opportunities to make your move. Two luxurious mixed-use residential combo retail buildings are currently under construction. Together the complexes create 300 new housing units in the heart of downtown. Stylish condominiums are en route at Wheeler Plaza while the San Carlos Transit Village preps to ease the commute for apartment renters.
Vacation Every Day at Wheeler Plaza
As a Wheeler Plaza resident you’ll be tempted to forget about booking trips and take a first class staycation instead. The building’s Spanish Mission inspired architecture with all white exterior and dark woodwork accents create a European feel. Antique-look decking and balconies carve out peaceful spaces for you to relax outdoors and observe the bustle of downtown. Promenades full of archways add character to the street level and create enjoyable places to hang out and socialize. Wheeler Plaza has all the appeal of a permanent get-a-way.
San Carlos Community Development Director, Al Savay shares on City Hall in Focus that one, two and three bedroom condos will be for sale in the 109 unit complex. The estimated completion of the building is summer 2018. An underground parking garage will accommodate resident and public parking spaces. KB Home’s public relations representative has confirmed that KB Home will handle the sale of the units. The representative also confirmed that the floor plan options will be posted both at the KB Home website and the Wheeler Plaza project website when they become available as construction nears completion.
Ditch Your Car at San Carlos Transit Village
If you’re tired of crazy Peninsula commutes and prefer to rent consider life at the San Carlos Transit Village. San Carlos is a perfect home base between the business centers of San Francisco and San Jose. The Transit Village connects residents to a streamlined Transit Center offering a range of public and private transport services. Go from apartment door to boarding Caltrain in an instant. Give your car a rest in the onsite resident parking lot.
The Transit Village is comprised of six apartment blocks and two retail buildings in a modern Mediterranean style. Savay shares on City Hall in Focus that renters will have access to a private pool and lushly landscaped courtyards. He also notes that 202 apartments with one, two or three bedroom layouts will be available. At least ten percent of the units are slated to rent at below the market rate to create affordable housing opportunities. Prometheus Real Estate Group will start pre-leasing units at the end of this summer. The project is estimated to be completed by year end of 2017. Check the City of San Carlos planning department and Prometheus websites for updates.
Fun for the Whole Neighborhood
Wheeler Plaza and the Transit Village will add a layer of vibrancy to San Carlos’ already buzzing downtown. Both projects include high-end retail space for exciting shopping experiences. New restaurants and cafés are on the way with delicious food to discover. Public gathering areas are planned into each project, sitting nooks at Wheeler Plaza and a public square surrounding the historic train depot at the Transit Village. Get ready to rub elbows with your neighbors at these new downtown hot spots.
Wheeler Plaza Site
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#1 – City of San Carlos Wheeler Plaza – http://cityofsancarlos.org/wheelerplaza/default.asp
#2 – City of San Carlos Transit Village – http://www.cityofsancarlos.org/planning/projects/projects/transit_village/default.asp
#3 – City Hall in Focus: Wheeler Plaza – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEyq88Lf24c
#4- KB Homes (Wheeler) – https://www.kbhome.com/
#5- Wheeler Plaza Project Website – http://wheelerplaza.com/
#6 – samTrans Transit Center info – http://www.samtrans.com/Planning/Real_Estate_and_Property_Development/SanCarlosMulti-ModalTransitCenter.html
#7 – City Hall in Focus: Transit Village – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS6Zg0LbAQE
#8 – City of San Carlos Transit Village – http://www.cityofsancarlos.org/planning/projects/projects/transit_village/default.asp
#9 – Prometheus Real Estate Group (Transit Village Rentals) – https://prometheusreg.com/
#10 – Viv Kelvin – www.vivkelvin.com – San Carlos Realtor.