Callander Associates collaborated with the architect, civil engineer, and owner to provide the landscape design of the 313-unit development and the adjacent park. The challenging site is bisected by light rail tracks and surrounded by freeways, large arterials, and industrial areas. In addition, the neighborhood connectivity consists primarily of circles, cul-de-sacs and dead-end stubs. Callander Associates’s design mitigated these issues incorporating narrow pedestrian-friendly streets, public open space and parks, reduced setbacks from sidewalks, and access to the adjacent VTA light rail station. This helped to create a welcoming site design and neighborhood feel, broke up the uniformity of the houses and provided a buffer from the road noise.
Once regarded as urban infill development, Whisman Station has since become prime real estate in a sought-after section of Mountain View.