A joint community and environmental public scoping meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow to review the plans for the Icon-Echo Towers, a mixed-use proposal for Downtown San Jose. The development, by Urban Catalyst, is expected to create two towers connected by a four-story podium, adding over half a million square feet of commercial space and over four hundred new apartments.
The proposal includes demolishing an existing gas station, church, low-rise commercial building, and surface parking. Once cleared, the 22,527 square foot block at 147 East Santa Clara Street will see a 21-story office/retail tower on the southern portion of the site and a 27-story apartment building on the block’s northern part of the site.
Thanks to generous ceiling heights, the commercial tower will rise 263 feet tall to contain 450,000 square feet of office space. The 265-foot tall apartment complex will produce as many as 415 units above 8,500 square feet of ground-level retail.
WRNS Studio is the project architect, with GLS Landscape Architects hired as the landscape architect. The design scheme will include a curtainwall-wrapped office building and a panel-clad apartment building. The office building massing is a collage of setback shapes covered with curtainwall skin. Residential amenities will include an indoor-outdoor fitness center and an outdoor amenities deck with a swimming pool, fire pits, and other amenities on the fifth floor.
Four levels of parking will provide space for 1,151 vehicles, 893 spaces for the office component, and 228 spaces for the residential component. Within the office parking garage, 30 spaces will be allocated as part of a shared parking agreement with senior apartments on the same block at Icon-Echo, 60 North Third Street.
The proposal is part of the Urban Catalyst Opportunity Zone Fund II, launched earlier this year. The fund will focus on building multi-family rentals and office space in Downtown San Jose over a ten-year timeline with a minimum investment of $250,000.
The joint community and environmental public scoping meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, October 21st, from 6 to 7 PM. For more information about how to join the meeting, see the event information page here.
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