Redwood City Creates Mixed-Use Development Which Includes Low-Income Housing
The Community Before
This site was home to an abandoned gas station and several dilapidated buildings, some of which were boarded up. A nearby hotel was a hotbed for prostitution, drug use and drug sales were rampant, and homeless people were loitering and sleeping in the area.
The Community Now
Redwood City’s City Center Plaza is a shining example of how successful mixed-use development can rejuvenate and revitalize a neighborhood.
The Project Involved:
- Creating 43 construction and 21 permanent jobs
- Building 81 new affordable homes for low- to moderate-income families with rents ranging from $495-$918 per month
- Renovating an entire block to create new and welcoming entrances into the downtown area
- Attracting several new businesses and creating a public space
enjoyed by both residents and the public