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.
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.