A public review is underway for a two-structure six-story mixed-use affordable housing project at 2880 Alum Rock Avenue, just east of Interstate 680 in San Jose’s Alum Rock neighborhood. The project would create 164 new units on top of ground-level retail. Pacific West Communities is responsible for the development as the property owner.
The 76-foot tall development will yield two structures. Building A will contain 7,500 square feet of commercial space and 119 residential units. Building B will contain 45 units. Both buildings will connect with associated podium parking, landscaping, and shared amenities. Of the 164 units, there will be 92 studios, 58 one-bedroom units, and 14 two-bedroom units. Parking will be included for 102 vehicles and 44 bicycles.
The building design features a fractured composition of various forms articulated to mitigate the scale. Project documents do not credit an architect, though Pacific West Communities has worked extensively with Architects Orange in the past, and the design matches the firm’s style.
Construction is expected to begin by 2022, lasting 14 months from the demolition of the existing restaurant to residential units opening. The developers expect to receive a minimum of LEED Silver certification with solar panels and charging stations for electric vehicles.