Plans are underway for two new apartment buildings to replace surface parking owned by the Cathedral of Faith Church at 2315 Canoas Garden Avenue in South San Jose, Santa Clara County. The project will create 237 new affordable apartments with dedicated services. Sand Hill Property Company is the project developer.
Of the 237 apartments, 78 will be for seniors needing affordable housing. The remaining 159 units will provide housing for the homeless, adults with disabilities, and youths leaving the foster system. Renderings were revealed by George Avalos for the Bay Area News Group in 2021, with the project architect not established.
Reports from last month indicate that the project will be reviewed by the San Jose City Council soon, though it has been included in any of the agendas for recent or upcoming meetings. Construction is expected to start later this year.
The new housing will replace a portion of the parking lot for the Cathedral of Faith. The property is caught between two residential neighborhoods, between Almaden Expressway and Guadalupe Parkway by Curtner Avenue. Residents are close to the Communications Hill development.
The project developer Sand Hill Property Company is a prolific developer in the South Bay and San Francisco. Last year, the firm revealed plans for the 50-acre redevelopment of Vallco Mall into The Rise, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects. Additional projects by the firm include the approved El Paseo De Saratoga, 233 Geary Street on Union Square, and 3300 El Camino Real.