Construction Update – Out and About

Everyone knows there are always new buildings arising at Bay Meadows – from homes to apartments to retail spots. But change is afoot in our greater neighborhood, as well. First – closer to home – installation of a centerpiece public artwork is underway in Bay Meadows’ Town Square.

We wanted to share these cool snaps of construction preparations for the playful, interactive sculpture “Mirror Labyrinth NY – for California” by celebrated Danish artist Jeppe Hein. The large-scale steel and aluminum reflective labyrinth will be opened to the public in early 2017. Read more about this cool artwork in our previous blog.

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And not far from Bay Meadows, did you know that the Hillsdale Shopping Center is undergoing a massive transformation?

As we outlined in an earlier blog, this community institution is redeveloping 290,000 square feet into an outdoor plaza surrounded by new shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

With construction well underway and the holiday shopping season approaching, Hillsdale shared with us some key milestones over the next few months:

Completed in November:
With the demolition of Sears and the old Food Court complete, debris and the original steel structure was removed, with significant portions of steel and concrete being recycled. This opens the way for new foundations to be set.

Excavation, underground and utilities work and steel bracing continue, creating a foundation for the North Block project.


Construction work continues on the North Block structure, while the greater Hillsdale Shopping Center is still fully accessible for your shopping and dining enjoyment.


  • 31st Avenue will close to automobile and pedestrian traffic through mid-year.
  • Construction will begin on a new traffic roundabout and a new 31st Avenue bridge.
  • The new Dining Terrace will be built during the first 6 months in 2017. Spring and Summer will usher in rapid growth of the new structures with facades expected to appear by Fall.

Renderings of the new indoor and outdoor dining terraces at Hillsdale:

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And – just for fun – some old photos of Hillsdale Shopping Center from the 1950s:

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To stay on top of the latest news for construction at Hillsdale, visit: 

But, wait … there’s more! Check out Station 4, below, future HQs of SurveyMonkey.



And the soon-to-be revealed Quimby, one of 2 new mixed-use apartment buildings to begin leasing.


Station 3, the 2 office building, to be completed in mid-2017.

Glass curtain wall Station 3, the 2nd office building, being applied. STA3 will be completed in mid-2017.

Experience Midurban life. Bay Meadows is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of open space to enjoy all year long. Whether it’s growing your own vegetables in a gorgeous community garden with expert guidance, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce, picnicking with family on warm summer nights or getting fit with pop-up fitness and yoga classes curated just for you, there’s no shortage of green space to explore. If you have little ones, don’t miss Momdays on Mondays in Paddock Park! Check out life out and about at Bay Meadows by following us on Instagram.