The Santa Clara Planning Commission will review plans today for Greystar’s Freedom Circle project, a 13.3-acre development with over a thousand homes and retail in the Freedom Circle Focus Area. The project would create three new apartment buildings with one retail space and a two-acre public park. The Intel Corporation is the property owner.
Construction will span the three residential buildings, yielding a combined floor area of 1.87 million square feet, of which 907,015 square feet will be for the 1,075 apartments, 2,000 square feet for retail, and 626,175 square feet will be for the 1,413-car garage in conformance with the city planning code. Parking will also be included for 1,151 bicycles, spread evenly across all three buildings and community spaces.
Each building will include a club room, fitness center with a yoga studio, co-working business lounge, pet spa, and inner-block courtyards. Each building will consist of between two and three such courtyards with cloistered outdoor seating, one pool, and outdoor dining decks.
The public park will feature a basketball court, playground, pathways, and a large expanse of turfgrass.
Studio T Square is responsible for the architecture, BKF is the civil engineer, and RHAA is the Landscape Architect. The architectural style for each of the three buildings is the familiar podium style, with various materials and tones incorporated so that different corners of the same building can appear completely different from other corners. Facade materials will include cement plaster, fiber cement, porcelain tile, and pastel hues.
Building A will create 363 new units, Building B will have 398 units, and Building C will have 314 units. Unit sizes will vary between 570-1,180 square feet. There will be 170 studios, 597 one-bedrooms, and 308 two-bedrooms.
Intel Corporation is listed as the property owner, with Greystar Real Estate Partners operating through Freedom Circle Venture LLC as the project developer.
Construction is expected to last around four years from groundbreaking to completion, with a timeline for its start not yet established.
Freedom Circle Residential is a significant portion of Santa Clara’s larger Freedom Circle Focus Area Plan, first proposed in 2019. At full build-out, Freedom Circle is expected to create up to 3,600 homes and two million square feet of new office space.
City of Santa Clara’s Planning Commission meeting is scheduled to start today, April 13th, at 6 PM. For more information about the agenda items and how to attend or participate, see the meeting agenda here.