Construction propels forward

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking stock of all the changes on the Bay Meadows horizon: Hundreds of new residents are making friends with their fellow neighbors. New homes continue to spring up. High schoolers from Nueva School run laps ‘round Bay Meadows Park.

So, what’s the latest in construction at Bay Meadows? We caught up with Bay Meadows’ Construction Manager Scott Giddens for up-to-the-minute details. Scott walked us through highlights of how quickly buildings and parks are springing up.

Field House, a new apartment community, is well underway at Bay Meadows.

Field House, a new apartment community, is well underway at Bay Meadows.

There’s a new apartment community that will welcome hundreds of new residents in January. Field House is nearly complete. For those who opt to rent instead of buy, Field House boasts numerous amenities, including landscaped courtyards, an outdoor fireplace, barbecue areas, a fitness center, bicycle parking, an underground garage, a clubhouse and a swimming pool. With 91 flats and 17 townhomes, Field House has something for everyone. Pre-leasing now.


Brightside from Shea Homes will have its grand opening in January.

Brightside, an 80 townhome neighborhood that sits comfortably between Bay Meadows and Paddock Parks, is ready for its close-up. Shea Homes is progressing quickly with constrution and will hold a grand opening – complete with model homes – for Brightside in January.


Ground was broken on Bay Meadows Station 4, a 210,000 square foot Class A office building right next to the Hillsdale Caltrain station. This start of construction is significant because it marks the official beginning of Bay Meadows’ commercial and retail component. It’s also the first construction on the westernmost edge of the community.

Persimmon Park, view from the communal table.

Persimmon Park, view from the communal table.

ICYMI, Persimmon Park, Bay Meadows’ community garden, is completed and chock-full of winter veggies. With stunning sculptures from “arborist” artist Evan Shively gracing the entrance, Persimmon Park has quickly been embraced by the Bay Meadows community.

All but one of the parks at Bay Meadows are complete. Joining the lineup of stunning open spaces will be Linear Park, which received its first concrete pour last week. A three-block long stretch of elegant pathways, discrete alcoves and lush ornamental plantings, Linear Park will be done in March.

Stay tuned for more construction highlights in 2015, when we’ll have two new apartment communities, as well as new townhomes starting construction. rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Bay Meadows has a high Walkscore because it is steps from shopping, groceries, parks, Caltrain, a farmer’s market and a few short miles from downtown San Mateo with its bourgeoning restaurant scene. Check out our Mosey suggestions for more places to explore on foot!