NASA this week unveiled a plan to build and operate at least 1,930 new rental units and 100,000 square feet of retail space at NASA Ames, saying it will put out a formal request for proposals to real estate developers in the coming months.
The agency is setting aside 45 acres for the project. NASA is giving first preference on housing to employees and students at NASA Ames, and people who work nearby.
Ten percent of the units will be subsidized for low-income residents.
“Housing in Silicon Valley is in high demand, and there’s a significant need for our employees and our community to have more options,” Ames Center Director Eugene Tu said in a statement. “Plus, this housing will mitigate some of the increasing traffic and air emissions in the region.”