Buena Vista Commons | Palo Alto, CA

Redevelopment Provides Solutions to Keep Mobile Home Park Community


The redevelopment of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park at 3980 El Camino Real includes replacing all existing units of an exisiting mobile park, replacing all utilities, and converting to 100% electric. The park will be redeveloped as a hybrid model that includes both coaches and a multi-family apartment building. The park will split into two parcels, with approximately two-thirds of the park remaining a mobile home park and receiving all new utilities and coaches. One-third will be redeveloped into a multi-family apartment.

Rehabilitation of the existing park including approximately all new units, new office and laundry facilities, all new utilities, and new site amenities and landscaping. The 44 new occupant-owned units include 1, 2, 3 & 4BR units consisting of Park Model RVs and Manufactured Housing (mobile homes). Buena Vista Commons, the new 3-story apartment building consists of 61 family units-with unit sizes ranging from Junior 1BR, 1BR, 2BR and 3BR units. The project also includes a standalone building for a community room with a shared courtyard and patio spaces.

Design Features

  • Main building amenities include: community room, teen room & homework club, bike room, laundry room and storage areas
  • New streetscape with parallel parking and sidewalk along Los Robles
  • New recreation spaces including a park, playground and dog park

Green Features

  • 136 new trees
  • New stormwater treatment areas
  • PV panels on Apartments and Mobile homes
  • All electric building and utilities including EV chargers

Project Information

  • Client: Santa Clara County Housing Authority
  • Site Area: Total 65,273 S.F. / 4.5 acre
    Apartments 1.69 acre
    Mobile Home Park 2.81 acre
  • Density: Apartments 61 units – 36 DUA
    Mobile Home Park 44 units – 16 DUA
    Expected Completion: 2026
  • Construction est.: TBD

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP