SAN MATEO, CA—The Bay Meadows transit-orienteddevelopment hit a pivotal point in the project with thegroundbreaking on the new village's town square and dedication ofthe final park. The groundbreaking for Bay Meadows' town squaresignifies a shift in focus from townhome and park construction tothe new community's commercial, retail and mixed-use elements.

The town square is a public plaza that will connect Station 4, a210,000-square-foot office building, and The Russell andRendezvous, two mixed-use apartment buildings, providing 10,000square feet of ground-floor retail, all of which are located withina block of the Hillsdale Caltrain Station. Earlier in the year, BayMeadows began construction on Station 4, the first of its fiveoffice buildings, which is available for lease and will becompleted in June 2016.

“It's rewarding to see how quickly Bay Meadows has become avibrant neighborhood,” noted Chris Meany, partner,Wilson Meany. “With the addition ofstate-of-the-art offices, cafes, shops and outdoor social spaces,we're bringing the vision for a walkable, transit-rich urbanvillage to full fruition.”

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.