Westlake Urban and Palo Alto Partners Host Opening of Largest Workforce Housing Project in San Mateo to Date

San Mateo Westlake Urban Palo Alto Partners 2000 Delaware Caltrain SamTrans Foster City MidPen Housing Corporation Bay Area
San Mateo Westlake Urban Palo Alto Partners 2000 Delaware Caltrain SamTrans Foster City MidPen Housing Corporation Bay Area
L to R: Sunny Tong, Managing Director, Westlake Urban; Joe Goethals, Mayor, San Mateo; Jack Matthews, former Mayor, San Mateo; Gaye Quinn, Managing Director, Westlake Urban

SAN MATEO, CA (May 11, 2016) – On Wednesday, May 11, Westlake Urban and Palo Alto Partners will celebrate the grand opening of 2000 Delaware, a newly constructed, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented apartment community with 60 contemporary two-bedroom units for moderate-income households in San Mateo. The event, timed to coincide with Affordable Housing Week 2016, will feature an open house and remarks by San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals and a few of the city and community leaders and development partners who were instrumental in making 2000 Delaware possible. It is the City of San Mateo’s largest workforce housing project to date.

Speakers include: Gaye Quinn, Managing Director, Westlake Urban; Sunny Tong, Managing Director, Westlake Urban; Mike Wiley, Managing Member, Palo Alto Partners; Joe Goethals, Mayor of San Mateo; Jack Mathews, Former Mayor and Council Member; Saori Ide, Ride Art. 

2000 Delaware is located within a short walk of CaltrainSamTrans and local retail. The project offers a variety of on-site amenities, including a washer and dryer in each unit, a fitness facility, a large community room, bike storage, covered parking and a landscaped courtyard with a children’s play area. 2000 Delaware is unique in that it prioritizes leasing to public sector employees, including employees of the City of San Mateo and the San Mateo/Foster City School District.

The project is part of a 120-unit affordable housing community, which includes two separate buildings over a single garage podium. The north building, known as Delaware Pacific, includes 60 units for low-income households and was developed by MidPen Housing Corporation. Both 2000 Delaware and MidPen’s Delaware Pacific share common amenities.

“2000 Delaware is the realization of the vision and foresight of the City of San Mateo Council and staff, who recognize the challenges working families face as the cost of housing continues to escalate throughout the Bay Area,” said Gaye Quinn, Managing Director, Westlake Urban. “2000 Delaware provides quality, affordable housing so teachers, police officers, firefighters, nurses, city employees and working families can live close to their jobs and avoid long commutes.”

“Palo Alto Partners in partnership with the City of San Mateo and Westlake Urban established what we believe to be an excellent model to provide much needed workforce housing, and we hope to be able to replicate this model in other cities in the greater bay area,” said Mike Wiley, Managing Member, Palo Alto Partners.

2000 Delaware is also home to San Mateo’s newest public art installation, Synthesis, created by husband-and-wife artists Jonathan Russell and Saori Ide of Ride Art. Synthesis is a 20-foot, stainless steel, kinetic sculpture designed specifically for the project and on display to S. Delaware Street. The artists wanted the artwork “to give a sense of belonging to the people who live and work in the area by providing a place or a moment to reflect on their own personal stories.”

About Westlake Urban
Westlake Urban is a family-owned, full-service real estate development company based in San Mateo, CA. Westlake Urban is committed to connecting people, places, ideas and technology to build properties that add vibrancy to communities in the Bay Area and beyond. www.westlakeurban.com

About Palo Alto Partners
Palo Alto Partners has over 70 years in combined experience in all facets of the real estate field including design, engineering, construction, entitlement and marketing. Palo Alto Partners has worked with private for-profit and non-profit developers, cities and counties throughout Northern California on commercial, multifamily and single family developments, as well as infrastructure and public works projects.

About 2000 Delaware
2000 Delaware, a joint partnership between Westlake Urban and Palo Alto Partners, is a pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented development with 60 contemporary two-bedroom units for moderate income households in San Mateo, CA. The project is located within a short walk of Caltrain, SamTrans and local retail, and it offers a variety of amenities, including a washer and dryer in each unit, a fitness facility, a large community room, bike storage, covered parking and a landscaped courtyard with a children’s play area. 2000 Delaware is the City of San Mateo’s largest workforce housing project to date. www.delaware2000.com

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