Cherry Street Commons

Property Description

Cherry Street Commons plans to redevelop a vacant commercial building along with a small neighboring 6-unit apartment building in downtown San Carlos. With vacant land becoming increasingly rare in densely populated cities throughout the Peninsula, the Cherry Street Commons infill site is made possible by the efforts of the City of San Carlos to provide land for the development of critically needed affordable housing units.

The building design matches the surrounding look and feel of San Carlos in a Mediterranean style with tile inlays and decorative metalwork to enhance a sense of place. One, two and three-bedroom apartments are planned around a podium courtyard to provide outdoor gathering space and a small tot lot play area. A large community room with a community kitchen and media area supports a variety of activities. Laundry facilities will be provided on-site and there will be several offices and meeting rooms.

In addition to re-aligning a public alley and relocating underground utilities, the development will also underground overhead utility lines along Cherry Street, replace the sidewalk and include new street trees, planters, and potted plants to greatly enhance the street and pedestrian experience.

Sustainability is important, so this building will be all-electric with individual heat pump water heaters, heating/cooling for individual units and a highly energy-efficient exterior. A full photovoltaic array on the roof will generate energy on-site 21 car parking spaces and 2 accessible parking spaces will be EV Ready and to support micro-mobility, we also have 20 long-term bicycle spaces, 8 scooter spaces and a shared fix-it stand.

Upon completion, the new Cherry Street Commons will provide over five times the number of affordable homes that exist on the site today, ultimately providing 33 affordable homes to low-income households and families. Eden and HIP hope to welcome families to the neighborhood in 2026 so they can enjoy San Carlos, the City of Good Living.

Property Details

Number of Units


Unit Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Appliances
  • Blinds
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Cable Ready
  • Carpet and Vinyl Flooring
  • Electric cooktop stove and range
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • High efficiency light fixtures and appliances
  • Refrigerator and Range
  • Sewer
  • Smoke Free Community
  • Trash and recycle chutes
  • Water
  • Window Coverings


  • After-school program
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  • Gated Parking
  • Key Fob Security
  • Laundry Room
  • Playground

Development Details

Development Partner

HIP Housing


Van Meter Williams Pollack

General Contractor


Financial Partners

City of San Carlos