Hmmm….You’re probably thinking “OK, I’ve lived in San Carlos for quite a few years…why haven’t I heard of Wheeler Plaza?” If so, you’re not alone — until it was brought to my attention by blog reader Jen, I would have had better luck finding it if I was tossing a dart at a map of San Carlos. But trust me, if you’ve been to downtown San Carlos, you’ve been to Wheeler Plaza. And you should know that the City has big plans for this place…
Where is it?
First of all, where is Wheeler Plaza? It’s a 1.5 acre site that consists primarily of the big parking lot behind Wells Fargo and Le Boulanger. I have probably parked there a million times. Here’s an aerial outline that’s posted on the City of San Carlos Website:
What are the plans?
At this time, it appears that the City is in the “Request for Qualifications” mode, which will allow developers to submit ideas on how the land should be developed. The City applied the following stipulation on what the project must entail:
The Agency is seeking proposals to redevelop the Site into a mixed used project including housing atop ground floor commercial, and a parking structure.
So, it will be interesting to see where this development goes. Will it look like the 1001 Laurel development that’s nearing completion? Here’s a informational flyer that has more background information on the project:
So, what’s your opinion of this development? Is it a good idea, or is it too much commercialization of the “City of Good Living”? Post your comment below!
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