The Riding Company
Innovative Residential, Mixed-Use, and Master Planned Real Estate Development

University Square

East Palo Alto, California

The severe lack of housing supply along the San Mateo Peninsula’s booming Highway 101 corridor led The Riding Company to the vision of assembling eight separate properties into a comprehensive 33 acre master planned community in the city of East Palo Alto. After completing a rigorous specific plan process through the City’s Redevelopment Agency, The Riding Company obtained final approvals for 217 single-family homes, 129 apartment homes, a 2.5-acre public park and a 50-child daycare center on the lands of former commercial plant nurseries.

Complex issues relating to site demolition and environmental clean up, provision of affordable housing in both the homes and apartments, and upgrades to a neglected infrastructure system were solved. The project established a new benchmark for the emerging of City of East Palo Alto.