Breaking ground for Peninsula Station in San Mateo

The San Mateo City Council welcomes Peninsula Station family apartments

Affordable family rental housing coming to San Mateo

On Thursday afternoon, 5/14/09, MidPen Housing celebrated the groundbreaking for Peninsula Station, a new development on El Camino Real in San Mateo. When completed in summer 2010 or so, Pen Station will provide affordable rental homes for 68 working families.

A big hole in the ground, next to Borders Books and the Caltrain station

The actual ground was broken several weeks ago, so the ceremony took place in the parking lot of the Borders bookstore next door. However, city officials and funders, including HEART, were able to go down the ramp and turn the requisite spadefuls of dirt for the cameras.

Jan Lindentahl, VP of MidPen Housing

HEART is one of the funders

Speakers included Jan Lindenthal, (pictured left) vice president of development for Mid-Pen; Yoomie Ahn, project manager for Mid-Pen; Brandt Grotte, Mayor of San Mateo; Janet Stone, San Mateo County Department of Housing; Brian Perkins, Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier; Chris Mohr, Housing Endowment And Regional Trust (HEART); Margaret Schrand, Wells Fargo Bank; and Brian Frankel, Union Bank.

Here’s a  link to the photos.