Mixed-use building expansion proposed for 23rd Street

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Mixed-use building expansion proposed for 23rd Street
Rendering of proposed project courtesy of the City of San Pablo.

A three-story mixed-use building proposed for a site on 23rd Street in San Pablo would expand the existing La Loma grocery store and feature nine residential units and a roof deck.

The 20,300 square-foot project site is located on 23rd between University and Dover avenues, across the street from La Raza Party Supplies. Along with the existing building featuring the grocery store and two units, the project would expand onto adjacent properties that have been vacant since at least 2003, according to city documents.

The project would add seven residential units of varying sizes to the two existing units. The third floor will contain a 1,924 square foot two-bed, two-bath penthouse unit. While all units will have a kitchen, one or two full bathrooms, one or two bedrooms, living space and a private balcony, the penthouse contains its own laundry facility while the other units will share a laundry room. Units on the second floor will be between 447 and 512 square feet.

The building would also feature an elevator and a 1,050 square foot roof deck common area.

“The existing mixed-use building containing a meat and produce market and two residential units, which is proposed to be expanded, has existed since 1946,” according to city documents. “It has undergone multiple alterations and expansions, and City records indicate that the current structure was originally two separate commercial buildings that were combined sometime between 1987 and 1997.”

Cesar and Sameul Martinez are the property owners proposing this project, while the architect Breakform Design, according to the city.

The Planning Commission is scheduled to review the proposal at its meeting today at 6 p.m.