Colma, CA


Colma, CA


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City Description

The Town of Colma, known worldwide as the "City Of Souls," is the smallest city in San Mateo County with over 1,400 residents and 1.5 million "souls." However, Colma is more than just 16 cemeteries. Colma's commercial buildings make a distinct architectural statement resulting from design standards that encourage Spanish-Mediterranean motifs. Colma boasts an old-world charm all its own, from its brick-paved residential streets and ornamental street lamps to its restored historical museum and railroad depot located at its 5,500 square foot Community Center. The state-of-the-art Police Station complements the architecture of the historic and charming Town Hall across the street. Within its two square mile boundary, the Town enjoys a strong tax base with two shopping centers, one of Northern California's most complete collections of car dealerships and a cardroom. There are two BART Stations nearby.

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Key Reasons for Investment

• Strong market area with population over 434,000 and household income of $98,000+ within 5 mile radius Close to San Francisco
• Good freeway access
• Strong transit access via Colma BART Station and South San Francisco BART station and SamTrans bus service
• Town government that is considered responsive and business-friendly
• Strategic Town investments in physical infrastructure such as streetscapes, signage, and gateway markers
• Consistent design guideline application to new development and building renovations. • Strong private property management leading to continued maintenance and reinvestment, and generally low vacancy rates
• Beautiful open vistas and scenery
• Over 20,000 visitors monthly to local cemeteries from all over the world
• A strong historic heritage, showcased throughout the town and at the Historical Association museum
• Support from the Colma/Daly City Chamber of Commerce
• Fiscal stability

Current and Future Development

CarMax has an application under review by the Town for a new facility on Serramonte Boulevard east of El Camino Real Mercy Housing will be submitting plans in early 2016 for development of a 66 unit affordable housing project on Mission Road Town is remodeling and expanding the historic Town Hall


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