North 40, Los Gatos, CA.
Harmonie Park Development Co. is overseeing the day-to-day management of the North 40 project in Los Gatos, California (Silicon Valley) on behalf of Grosvenor Americas (http://www.grosvenor.com). Prior to founding Harmonie Park, Don Capobres was Senior Vice President, Development, for Grosvenor Americas heading the company’s East Coast development enterprise and managing Grosvenor’s involvement with the North 40, a project he has led since 2008.
The first phase of the North 40 comprises 20.69 acres. Planning for the first phase allows for continuity with the development of the future phases within the overall 44 acres of the North 40 Specific Plan Area.
Approximately 66,791 gross square feet (59,320 net leasable) of retail and restaurant offerings are proposed to serve this new community as well as the existing surrounding neighborhoods. This first phase will be anchored by a 20,920 +/- gross square foot specialty market (16,380 net leasable).
The residential homes proposed include diverse residential types that target the Town’s unmet needs for young professionals and seniors. These include 50 senior affordable apartments directly above the specialty market, 80 courtyard condominiums, 180 garden cluster and rowhome residential units designed with the young professional or couple in mind, 2 live-work lofts, and 8 one and two-bedroom apartments above a portion of the retail. All new homes will be complimented by and provide convenient access to goods and services in the new neighborhood retail shops.
A network of community gardens and orchard trees are linked together by paseos and a multimodal path. Overall, the agrarian-inspired open space plan is well over 30% of the project area, with beautiful view corridors and places for residents and the community to come together.
Full plans and project description can be found at: www.losgatosnorth40.com
Prior to the start of Harmonie Park Development Company, principals of the firm had material responsibility for the following projects.
F1RST1, Washington, D.C. 450,000 square foot mixed use project featuring multifamily (325 units), retail (33,000 square feet) and hospitality (180-key) in the Capital Riverfront District. http://www.f1rstdc.com/
Central1, Silver Spring, Maryland. A pioneering multifamily (234 units) and retail (16,000 square feet) community in the heart of downtown Silver Spring Maryland. Includes the construction of a new church building adjacent to site. http://www.centralsilverspring.com/
Hamilton Marketplace1, Novato, CA. Nine-acre retail center featuring a 56,000 square foot Safeway life-style store, 33,350 square feet of shops and a 4,000 square foot stand-alone pad.
185 Post St 1, San Francisco, CA. Renovation of six-story commercial building in San Francisco’s Union Square currently anchored by a flagship Dior shop. Project included office buildout in floors above retail.
Hunters Point Shipyard2, San Francisco, CA. Redevelopment planning and transaction negotiations with master developer and U.S. Navy for conversion of a 500-acre former naval base to civilian use. http://thesfshipyard.com/history/
Successful entitlement experience for residential infill projects ranging from a 90-acre redevelopment in Detroit to multiple projects throughout high barrier to entry Silicon Valley communities.
Material contributor to numerous community master planning efforts including Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer’s 1993 Land Use Task Force and redevelopment project area planning in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens, Western Addition and Bayview Hunters Point neighborhoods.
Notes: 1 – Don Capobres was with Grosvenor Americas from 2006-2016 and 2—Don Capobres was with San Francisco Redevelopment Agency from 2000-2004