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Millbrae Gets Plans of Biotech

Near the train station, Millbrae is getting two new biotech complexes, with a proposal for a life-science campus at 201 and 231 Adrian Road and a biotech facility across the street at 210 Adrian Road. The larger project, which spans two addresses, is for four buildings with a total area of 580,000 square feet to house laboratory, office, and amenity space. In addition, a five-story, 260,000-square-foot life-science complex is proposed for the west side of Adrian Road. The projects would be in keeping with the city’s strategy for the area, which calls for millions of square feet of office space and research and development in the area surrounding the train stations.

The railway station is the only one with both BART and Caltrain connections, and it will serve as a stop on the California high-speed rail project, which will connect San Francisco and Los Angeles. According to the County Assessor’s Office, the lots at 201 and 231 Adrian Road, just south of Millbrae Avenue on the Burlingame border, were sold to Alexandria Real Estate Equities for $21 million last month. World Journal, one of the largest Chinese language newspapers outside Greater China, is currently based on the property.

This year, Longfellow Real Estate Partners paid $80 million for the property at 210 Adrian Road, a self-storage facility. A parking structure is required for the more extensive construction, which spans 4.7 acres, while “below and above grade parking” is necessary for the smaller site, which spans 2.6 acres.

The city envisions the region, formerly dominated by low-density industrial buildings, as a “vibrant daytime and evening activity district” anchored by a multi-model transit hub. The Gateway at Millbrae Station, a sprawling mixed-use project currently under construction on 11 acres on the north side of Millbrae Avenue, is a nearby development.

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