We are a group of Bay Area residents who are creating a cohousing community at 445 Calderon Avenue in Mountain View, CA. We’ll have a new “old-fashioned” neighborhood of upscale, energy-efficient condominiums and common facilities— homes that we’ve planned and designed ourselves to promote collaboration and community, in a convenient walkable downtown location.
Construction under way
Work on the cohousing project began February 25, 2013, with construction financing from Mechanics Bank of Walnut Creek. The City of Mountain View issued building permits February 22, and work on the site began the next working day. The first step was to begin preparing the historic old farmhouse. Second was to protect those trees that will remain, including tagging trees that will be moved elsewhere on the property. (They’ll be replaced with new fruit trees, once construction work is complete.) Next task was excavation for the garage that will underlie the project’s main building.
Artist’s rendering of the front of the construction, as viewed from Calderon Avenue
(The old high-ceilinged farmhouse, once hidden behind trees, will be moved forward to the street)