Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, CA | retail/mixed use
A tale of two anchors: how a regional mall has transformed itself
Hillsdale Shopping Center is being transformed into an urban outdoor shopping plaza that caters to nearby public transit and features a luxury cinema, an upscale bowling concept, and a wide range of restaurants and retail destinations. With the Bohannon Development Company, ELS’ ambitious design re-purposes a shuttered department store as a contemporary dining marketplace and arranges retail storefronts along the sidewalk, giving the center a new, pedestrian-friendly civic address. The project will feature green building technologies to achieve a LEED Gold certification. The rejuvenation of Hillsdale Shopping Center will reinforce its place as a dominant retail and entertainment destination in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area’s affluent Peninsula region.