By Meghan Hall
San Francisco’s East Bay suburbs are beginning to see large-scale development projects make their mark. At the beginning of the year, another such residential project was pitched for San Ramon by Related California. Project documents reveal that Related plans to construct a seven-story multifamily building totaling 406 units within San Ramon’s CityWalk Master Plan Area, spearheaded by Sunset Development.
The parcel up for development is located at 6201 Bollinger Canyon Road. Of the planned units, there will be 41 studios, 187 one-bedrooms, 157 two-bedrooms and 21-three bedrooms. 61 units will be designated as affordable housing, per project plans. The project would be a “wrap” building, with 20,450 square feet of resident amenities, and a 796-spot parking garage situated at its core.
Related’s plans would not take up all of the project site, and a 183-bed senior living facility, plus a one-acre park, would occupy the remainder of the block. The firm declined to comment on the plans at this timing, stating the project’s nascency.
Sunset Development, which owns the property, has been working to introduce housing into the area for some time. The project site, which is vacant, is part of San Ramon’s CityWalk Master Plan Area. The Final Environmental Impact Report released by the City shows that if approved, the area could become home to an additional 4,500 dwelling units, a 169-key hotel, 166,000 square feet of commercial uses and three parking structures. 15 percent of residential units would be deed-restricted and reserved for low- and very low-income workers.
In recent months, Bishop Ranch has been growing quickly. In March, the firm announced that more than 725,000 square feet of space had been leased at Bishop Ranch by companies such as Five9, who leased 104,253 square feet of space, and PG&E, which renewed its lease for 250,000 square feet.
Also recently, Sunset Development sold a 31-acre parcel to SummerHill Homes for $108 million. There, SummerHill plans to construct three separate neighborhoods with 286 detached homes and 136 homes. The project is called “Bishop Ranch 6” and has already been approved.
Bishop Ranch was originally developed in 1978 and spansn 600 acres across the San Ramon Valley. In all, it totally includes 10 million square feet of workspace that hosts 30,000 employees and 600 businesses.