Commonwealth Corporate Center Project

Project Description


This project consisted of a proposal from The Sobrato Organization to redevelop the properties located at 151 Commonwealth Drive and 164 Jefferson Drive. The Commonwealth Drive site is approximately 12.1 acres, and the Jefferson Drive site, which is directly adjacent to the Commonwealth Drive site to the north, is approximately 1.2 acres. As part of the project, the two properties were reconfigured as one common parcel and separate parcels for each building (for a total of three parcels), for a total project site of approximately 13.3 acres. The project included demolition of all existing structures and the construction of two four-story office/research and development buildings totaling approximately 259,920 square feet. The height of the buildings exceeds the 35-foot maximum height limit in the M-2 (General Industrial) zone, which required a rezoning to M-2(X) (General Industrial, Conditional Development District) plus approval of a Conditional Development Permit (CDP) to exceed standard the height limit. The project also included heritage tree removals. The project is now fully complete.

Required Review


The following approvals were required:
  • Below Market Rate Housing Agreement
  • Conditional Development Permit
  • Environmental Review
  • Heritage Tree Removal Permits
  • Parcel Map
  • Rezoning from M-2 (General Industrial) to M-2(X) (General Industrial Conditional Development