A new mixed-use project has been proposed at El Paseo and 1777 Saratoga Avenue in San Jose. The project proposal includes the demolition of existing structures and the development of a mixed-use project on the site.
El Paseo Property Owner LLC is the project applicant. KTGY Architecture & Planning is managing the design concepts.
The project is proposed on two sites and includes a rezoning to support the demolition of the existing structures on the sites. The site spans a total area of 121,600 square feet. Earlier it wasn’t decided whether the mixed-use development would be a Non-Education Mixed-Use option or an Education Mixed-Use option.
The developer has decided that the mixed-use project will be a Non-Education. Under the Non-Education Mixed-Use option, the proposed uses will be provided in three buildings ranging from eight to eleven stories, achieving a height of 145 feet. This option will offer up to 1,100 multi-family units and 165,000 square feet of commercial space.
Under the Education Mixed-Use option, the proposed uses would have been provided in four buildings ranging from seven to 10 stories, rising to a height of 130 feet. This option would have featured up to 730 multi-family units, 66,000 square feet of commercial space, a K-12 private school, and a 200-room dorm facility.
The project is under review and a meeting will be scheduled in November 2021.
The project site is located at the intersection of Saratoga Avenue and Lawrence Expressway/Quito Road in San José. The project consists of two sites: El Paseo and 1777 Saratoga Avenue. El Paseo is approximately 8.9 acres in size and located at the southeast corner of Saratoga Avenue and Quito Road, and 1777 Saratoga Avenue is 1.8 acres in size and located at the northeast corner of Saratoga Avenue and Lawrence Expressway.