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.
Since dubbed “Baylands North,” the project team still has yet to start building, but that should soon change.
Work on the dormant site is now slated to re-start by the end of this year. The rehabilitation of the historic office building, which will be converted into a visitor/community center and café, has been clawed-back into the first phase of the project and should commence in the first quarter of 2020. And Phase 1 construction, which will rise up to 76 feet in height, is now expected to commence in the third quarter of next year with Phase 2, south of Visitacion Avenue, including the aforementioned pedestrian connector to the Bayshore Caltrain station, slated to commence circa 2024.