New development plans have been released for Cambrian Plaza Park, a mixed-use multi-structure proposal for 14200 & 14420 Union Avenue in Willow Glen, San Jose. The development includes three main buildings surrounded by 48 new single-family houses and 25 three-story townhouses. Weingarten Realty Investors is responsible for the project as the property owner.
Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners is responsible for the design. The project takes inspiration from a wide variety of sources, though primarily from western European villages, the area’s Spanish colonial past, and contemporary American design. The project will obscure the vehicular infrastructure to offer a pedestrian-oriented plaza and commercial destination at the corner of Camden and Union Avenue in a sprawling suburban corner of the Bay Area’s most populous city.
The 18.1-acre project will yield 912,120 square feet, with nearly 400,000 square feet of residential and commercial use in building one, 165,740 square feet for the 229-bed hotel and commercial space in building two, 184,060 square feet of assisted living space in building three, 49,350 square feet across the 25 townhouses, and 113,590 square feet across 48 single-family houses. Parking will be included for 1,250 vehicles without a waiver to reduce the quantity, 209 bicycles and 98 motorcycles.
A total of 378 residences will be produced, of which the majority, 305 apartments, will be inside the diamond-shaped building 1. The plan is a signature development under San Jose’s Urban Village Zone program, which is a key strategy for the city to achieve its 2040 General Plan of increased urbanization, promoting attrition for vehicle infrastructure, and improving resource sustainability.
Guzzardo Partnership is responsible for landscape design. The project includes over ten acres of open space, of which seven acres will be available to the public through parks, plazas, and communal areas. Private space will consist of backyards, balconies, and a community garden. The project will include opportunities to install public art across the greenery and water fountains.
The city is expected to approve the project, although when it is not determined. Construction is anticipated by 2022.