Shuttered back in 1999, the old Schlage Lock factory and Southern Pacific Railyard parcel along Bayshore Boulevard, near the heart of Visitacion Valley, was leveled 10 years later in order to clear the way for a proposed 20-acre transit village to rise.
As approved back in 2014, at which point it was expected to break ground the next year, the development is slated to include nearly 1,700 units of housing, up to 47,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space (including a new full-service grocery), two new public parks, parking for nearly 1,200 cars and the rehabilitation of the historic Schlage office building which was left standing at the corner Bayshore and Blanken.
And while some rough grading and site work has since been conducted, the construction of any new buildings has yet to get underway.
But according to an update from the Visitation Development team, they’re now planning to secure building permits for the first phase of the project, which includes 574 units of housing and the grocery store site, as well as the future Leland Park, across Blocks 1-6 on the northern portion of the site.
If all goes as currently planned, the first phase of construction will be completed by the end of 2021.
But the redevelopment of the aforementioned historic office building is looking like it will likely be pushed to the second phase of the project, as could the construction of a pedestrian way from Bayshore Boulevard to the adjacent Bayshore Caltrain station.
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.