Los Gatos North 40

Los Gatos, CA
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Occupying one of the remaining orchards of the South Bay, now surrounded by freeways and well-established development, the Los Gatos North 40 master plan brings together residential, commercial, and hospitality uses to an under-served area. Planned around principles of LEED ND promoting a walkable community and sustainable site design, the North 40 integrates residential and commercial uses, and links to the existing street network.

Designed to follow the principles of the Town’s Specific Plan, the master plan calls for three districts, south to north: The Lark District is a two-and three-story residential community oriented toward Gen Y buyers. The Transition District comprises a mix of residential (affordable and market rate) and neighborhood-serving commercial establishments. The Northern District (to be completed in Phase II) features a lively mix of larger retailers, in-line shops, entertainment and hospitality uses.

The development team in place to realize the master plan is led by Grosvenor (overall master plan and the Transition District), Summerhill Homes (the Lark District) and Eden Housing (Transition District affordable housing). The master plan caters to unmet residential, commercial and service needs of northern Los Gatos.

Sustainable design is incorporated into all scales and features of the master plan, starting with the premise of mixed-use and infill development. In addition to the extensive stormwater management plan and drought tolerant landscape, the plan promotes the alternatives of walking and cycling, has opportunities for community gardening and preserves heritage oak trees.