New building permits have been filed to construct a four-story senior housing building and community center at 70 and 76 North Winchester Boulevard, Santa Clara. These addresses are part of the multi-building mixed-use development dubbed Santa Clara Agrihood. The City entered a private-public partnership with Core Companies to construct 1.5 acres of agriculture connected to 361 homes, of which the City will sell 181 as affordable.
The development yields 241,400 square feet of residential space across two types of housing. The 165-unit senior housing apartments at 76 North Winchester Boulevard produces 82,600 square feet of residential use across a 150,050 square foot building. There will be 70 studios, 84 single-bedrooms, and 11 two-bedroom apartments. Parking for 99 vehicles and 12 bicycles will take up 32,000 square feet. All units are planned to be sold as affordable housing.
The single-story community center at 70 North Winchester Boulevard will include residential amenities and a cafe. The agricultural additions on-site include farmland, orchards, an olive grove, and an herb garden. Residents will also have access to a plethora of amenities, including an event lawn, dog park, fitness space, and outdoor lounging and dining areas.
A second 237,000 square foot building will contain 160 apartments, of which 16 will be sold as affordable. The remaining 36 units will be in the style of townhouses across 69,760 square feet.
The proposal is a five-minute bus ride from the area’s most high-profile tourist attraction, the Winchester Mystery House.
The affordable housing construction is expected to cost $85 million, with over $60 million in subsidies. Given that the parcel is already vacant, construction is expected to take two to three years from groundbreaking.