Decades in the Works, Stars Align for Bohannon's Menlo Park Vision

Decades in the Works, Stars Align for Bohannon's Menlo Park Vision

Forgive David Bohannon for taking a smidge longer than his allotted five minutes at the podium Wednesday during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Menlo Gateway, his company's office and hotel project down the road from the Facebook campus in Menlo Park.

Hillsdale Shopping Center Getting Revamp: San Mateo Approves Redevelopment, Tearing Down Sears

Hillsdale Shopping Center Getting Revamp: San Mateo Approves Redevelopment, Tearing Down Sears

After more than three years of planning, owners of the Hillsdale Shopping Center have cleared the way to revitalize an aging portion of its San Mateo property with a bowling alley, luxury cinema, restaurants, boutique shops and more.

Hillsdale Redevelopment Clears Planners: Shopping Center Improvements to be Considered by San Mateo City Council

Hillsdale Redevelopment Clears Planners: Shopping Center Improvements to be Considered by San Mateo City Council

After years of considering how to update an aging portion of the Hillsdale Shopping Center, the owners are a significant step closer to breaking ground on a variety of new entertainment and shopping amenities.

Tonight: Menlo Gateway Project Resurfaces at Planning Commission

Tonight: Menlo Gateway Project Resurfaces at Planning Commission

Developer David Bohannon will disclose tonight (Jan. 25) new details about the hotel, health club and office building planned for the Independence Drive portion of the Menlo Gateway project in Menlo Park, according to a spokesman for the project.

The Legacy of Frances Bohannon Nelson (1922-2013)

The Legacy of Frances Bohannon Nelson (1922-2013)

The legacy of Frances Nelson has to start with her famous father, developer David Bohannon, who helped change the Peninsula economy. Bohannon began constructing houses in the early 1930s. He purchased a 540-acre site, called Belle Haven, in what is now East Palo Alto and began the first of 1,305 units for low- to moderate-income families. Costs of these units were around $6,000.