Crews have finished demolition at the 0.9-acre site ahead of construction at 470 West San Carlos Street. The property will soon be developed with a 167-unit assisted living facility in the Diridon Station Area Plan, by Google’s Downtown West masterplan in San Jose. Urban Catalyst is responsible for the project.
190 beds will be provided across 165 rooms, of which 116 will be for assisted senior living and 49 for memory care guests. Two additional units will be available for staff living on-site. Apartments will vary in size from studios to two bedrooms. Parking for 32 vehicles and nine bicycles will be included at ground level. On-site landscaping by The Guzzardo Partnership will consist of tree ferns, Mediterranean fan palms, dogwood, giant bird of paradise plants, and diversified small planting arrangements. Twenty-six trees will be added.
Aedis Architects are responsible for the design. The facade materials will include board-formed concrete walls, metal panel plans, and cement plaster. Residents will be offered nursing assistance, a communal dining area, lounges, a library, salon, and open space. A rooftop deck will afford residents views across the city.
The site had been occupied by nine residential units across a duplex, a triplex, and a fourplex. Demolition started with a groundbreaking in mid-May. The city’s planning department lists the new construction permits as in intake, with all planning and public works permits approved.
Gifford, formerly known as Delmas, is funded by the Urban Catalyst’s Opportunity Zone Fund I.
An estimated timeline for vertical construction to start has not yet been determined.