Urban Catalyst and partner Thang Do have purchased 60 Stockton Avenue, the second and final parcel for Apollo in San Jose. The Apollo will rise 19 stories from 1.12 acres next to the SAP Center and San Jose Diridon Station. Once complete, it will add 472 new homes by mass transit and the core of Google’s Downtown West masterplan.
In a press release announcing the sale, Urban Catalyst CEO and managing partner Erik Hayden wrote that “by adding high density residential units to downtown San Jose we are helping to address the housing shortage that currently exists in Silicon Valley.”
The new press release also reveals an update for the towers’ future residential capacity, which has fluctuated in the past between 406 and 497 units in permits filed to the city. The base will include 7,600 square feet for street-level retail or a restaurant. The two-story podium will be capped by a pool deck and outdoor fitness area. Other amenities include a yoga center, lounge, courtyard, and two separate rooftop lounges.
Thang Do, the joint owner of Apollo, is also the CEO and Principal of the project design firm Aedis Architects. The tower will use cross-laminated timber, or CLT, a relatively new and durable building material that can replace concrete, steel, and masonry. CLT is slowly becoming common for proposals across the Bay Area. So far, the most prominent finished project with the material is One De Haro Street, San Francisco, designed by Perkins&Will.
SF YIMBY has reached out to the development team for comment on the project’s timeline and has not received a reply as of the time of publication.