217 South B Street San Mateo (Old City Hall)

Kinghorn Commercial Properties does not serve as the property manager or landlord’s leasing agent for this building but can serve as your tenant representative. You will find below opinions and basic information on the building which we have compiled from public sources deemed reliable.


  • This building served as City Hall from 1914 to 1940.
  • The front and back of the building’s ground floor arches were originally used as fire engine doors.
  • A judge’s chamber occupied the second floor and a jail cell and firing range were housed in the basement.
  • A mural was painted along the south side in 1990, depicting city hall activities.
  • (information courtesy of City of San Mateo)


  • Walking distance from Central Park.
  • Easy Access to Downtown from Highway 101.

Property Features

  • Mixed Use Building: Ground floor retail, 2nd & 3rd floor office space.
  • Various size office spaces from 300 sq ft to 2,400 sq ft.
  • Smaller second floor offices and 3rd floor have hardwood floors.
  • Open space plans.
  • Functional basement of approximately 4500 sq ft.
  • Two parking garages 1 block away, downtown parking permits available as well.
  • Adjacent to plaza with benches and planters.
  • High visibility/signage location for retail and professional service tenants as thousands of movie goers walk past front and back of building.
  • Building has great history and character.

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