A preliminary proposal has been submitted for a new residential project at 71 Vista Montana in San Jose. The project proposal includes the development of affordable housing.
Santa Clara County-based Charities Housing Development Corporation is the project developer. David Baker Architects is responsible for the design concepts and construction.
The project proposes two residential buildings, one eight stories high and the other six stories high. The project could bring 509 residences. On-site amenities are inclusive of a childcare facility and a library. The developer plans to connect the development to Vista Montana Park through a new paseo.
The proposal is significant because no new residential complex has been built in North San Jose in more than five years. The San Jose City Planning Commission will review the application material.
According to city records, the city of San Jose purchased the Vista Montana site in June 2020 for $22.9 million. The council voted to authorize a two-year deal with Charities Housing, which gave the developer the exclusive right to prepare and propose a plan to develop affordable housing on the property.
The four-acre site houses a vacant 62,000-square-foot industrial building that will be demolished as part of the proposal.
The project site is located south of Highway 237 off of North First Street.