Plaza is located in the heart of downtown San Mateo at 800 South
B Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.
This mixed-use development is part of an overall effort to revitalize
the downtown area of the City of San Mateo. The development
is designed to provide a modern urban setting, with a feeling
of density, activity and strong street presence.
situated near Highways 92, 101 and 280, the development offers
easy access to San Francisco and San Jose International Airports,
as well as other important Bay Area destinations. Nazareth
Plaza is located just six blocks from San Mateo’s new Transit
Center connecting Cal Train and Sam Trans. Within walking
distance to San Mateo Central Park and Recreation, Nazareth
Plaza is bordered by numerous restaurants, cafés and retail
site is divided into two zones. B Street has neighborhood
commercial/retail at the street level, which is within the commercial
C1-3 zone. This area is also zoned to have a residential
overlay component; therefore, the site zoned for high density
residential, has two floors of single level condominiums and
a third floor of two-story town homes.
residential units surround a secluded interior landscaped courtyard,
which creates a gathering spot as well as providing views for
the interior residences.
fitness center (for the exclusive use of Residents) with state-of-the-art
equipment, including treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight/strengthening
exercise equipment, is located on the second floor overlooking
the second floor plaza.
parking for residents is provided in a security gated underground
parking garage with a single access point ramping down at the
rear of the site. A separate entrance on 8th
Avenue leads to off-street parking for commercial/retail tenants
and guests. Outdoor bike racks will be provided at both
8th and 9th Avenue entrances.
four-story building with an underground parking garage is designed
in a traditional “neo-classic” style, combining urban materials
and design elements with varied elevations and rooflines.
The commercial and residential portions of the development differ
in scale, color and materials. The use of spandrel glass,
metal balconies and trellises define the residential portion
and breakdown the scale of the building into more identifiable
and intimate family dwellings. Entry points to residential
lobbies are clearly identified by marquee awnings and vertical
elements created by stair and elevator towers. Roof terraces
occur where the residential units step back over the commercial
spaces. The exterior treatment of the commercial zone
is stucco (in varying colors from the residential) with horizontal
bands of dark stone. Traditional high quality canvas awnings
will occur at commercial frontage. This will identify
the commercial and public functions, and signage may occur on
awning faces and windows.
landscape concept is to create an attractive, shaded street
character. Pedestrian-scaled trees line the three streets.
The internal courtyard with its water fountains, cascading waterfalls
combined with lush landscaping to create a serene setting.
Roof terraces and balconies have planting to soften the building