Station Park Green

Completion/ 2022

Location/ San Mateo, California

Awards/ 2008 Merit Award, American Institute of Architects California Council

Located adjacent to Caltrain’s underutilized Hayward Park Station in San Mateo, Station Park Green is a 12-acre mixed-use transit-oriented development with 599 homes, developed on the site of a pre-existing Kmart department store and parking lot.

The heart of the project is a central community park and massive stormwater basin, which connects across curbless streets to green park extensions, prioritizing bikers and pedestrians. The three linear parks maximize the number of homes with direct park access and provide diverse new open space programs to the community. The project was selected as a LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) pilot project, creating a model for sustainable transit-oriented developments across the country. The project is a tangible realization of the San Mateo Rail Corridor Transit-Oriented Development Plan. The landscape architects were the sole outdoor space designers involved in the decade-long effort, from the drafting of the San Mateo Specific Plan and San Mateo Design Guidelines to the actualization of the design through the construction phase.