Caltrain has proposed plans to develop office towers next to the San Jose downtown transit hub. The project proposal includes the development of an office complex adjacent to the Diridon train station.
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which governs Caltrain, is the property owner.
The property site is a parcel measuring an area of three acres. The project proposes an office complex spanning an area of 1.1 million square feet. The conceptual designs include two office buildings featuring retail space on the ground floor. The complex will also feature a large plaza area between the two buildings.
The Peninsula Corridor board expects to submit a preliminary proposal in September to the San Jose Planning Commission. A detailed application will be submitted to the city during the January-through-March quarter of 2022. The city’s final decision is expected in 2023, after which actual development efforts will begin.
The property site is located next to the transit station and near a section of Google’s proposed transit village. The site is surrounded by West San Fernando, Cahill, Crandall, and South Montgomery streets. Nearby, Google wants to develop a mixed-use village of office buildings, homes, restaurants, shops, hotel facilities, cultural hubs, entertainment centers, and open spaces.
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They are the ugliest building I have seen in a long time. They look like shipping containers.