North Fair Oaks Apartments | San Mateo, CA

Multi-Family Affordable Housing in San Mateo


The North Fair Oaks Apartment development is located at San Mateo Avenue and Douglas Avenue in San Mateo, California. The project site currently sits in an underutilized location that is bordered by both a residential neighborhood and nearby light industrial and auto body shops. North Fair Oaks Apartments will replace the current storage lots with an anticipated 86 units of affordable housing; composed of approximately 47 studios, 29 one bedrooms, 5 two bedrooms, and 5 three bedrooms. The building entry along San Mateo Avenue will lead residents into the 2-story lobby outfitted with a mailroom, storage room, and management offices. First floor units have private street-facing entries along the front of the building that mirror the nearby single family homes. A community room with a kitchen, computer lab, and private street-facing balcony, opens to the building’s core design feature; the landscaped courtyard, that sits above the 28 space tuck-under parking garage.


  • 45 bike storage spaces
  • Raised landscaped podium courtyard
  • Community room with a computer lab
  • Below podium parking
  • Butterfly roof


  • Targeted GPR Platinum
  • All electric building including hot water heater and clothes dryer
  • Rooftop photovoltaic panels


  • Client: Affirmed Housing Group
  • Building size/acres: 67,311 sq.ft./ 0.46 acre
  • Density: 187 du/ac, 86 units
  • Completion: Spring 2023

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP