The proposal for a 282-foot tall mixed-use development at 447 Almaden Boulevard in Downtown San Jose is expected to be reviewed in tonight’s Planning Commission hearing. The project would total over two million square feet, including offices, retail, and amenities. Along with the review of the South Almaden Offices, the fifth resubmission for the project is paired with a treasure-trove of renderings that give an all-encompassing impression of the future block. Boston Properties is responsible for the development as the project owner.
Construction will replace a downtown surface parking lot with two towers, each rising 16 floors with generous ceiling heights to reach its 282-foot high pinnacle. The South Tower will offer 928,300 square feet of operable space, with 624,000 square feet in the North Tower.
In sum, the development will create approximately 2,052,000 square feet with 1,416,200 square feet of office area, 101,000 square feet of terraces, 37,600 square feet for retail, and 398,000 square feet for a three-level garage with a capacity for 1,279 vehicles. As many as 15 commercial condominium units could be included across the street level, activating the property for the public.
Kohn Pedersen Fox is responsible for the design, with landscape architecture by Bionic. The project conforms across the unusually shaped 3.57-acre, conforming to the curve of the Guadalupe River trail and pushing up against Almaden Boulevard. The facade will include clear glass, panels of white and black aluminum, metal soffit, terracotta, and architectural concrete.
The meeting is scheduled to begin today at 6:30 PM. For more information about how to participate, visit the meeting agenda here.