New illustrations have been revealed by George Avalos for the Bay Area News Group of a campus renewal master plan that would transform the San Jose State University in Downtown San Jose. The project proposal includes a renewed campus master plan to guide the infrastructural development of the Main Campus, South Campus and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.
San Jose State University is considering development at both an on-campus site and about a block from the college. The project includes a wide-ranging plan to dramatically revamp the college’s downtown campus, along with prioritizing establishing housing for students, faculty, and staff. The scope of work also includes constructing new housing towers, hundreds of residences for students, and new dining spots. The project will bring 1,007 new student beds, a welcome center, and a 900-person capacity dining hall, replacing Washburn Hall and the older dining commons.
A detailed brochure is available here.
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build it and build it now !!!! berkeley, take notes…
Just to clarify the on campus housing towers are located at 7th & San Salvador (yellow building at the bottom edge of campus in the massing diagram). The Alquist building is one block from campus between 2nd & 3rd Streets (just off the Paseo de San Antonio), next to the SJSU operated Hammer Theater. Everything else pictured in yellow in the massing diagram is new academic/admin/student life space.
The housing portion of the plan is kicking off soon. The CSU already gave first approvals for the Alquist and SJSU should line up everything for final approval some time in the summer. Construction ETA is 2024.
When I entered SJSU in the Fall of 1972 the University was slashed by traffic on 7th and 9th Streets and San Carlos.
The surrounding neighborhoods were crammed with rehab facilities and Board and Care homes for the mentally ill.
Downtown was a sad and desolate area of bulldozed blocks and cheap porn shops. It was astounding that such an excellent University should be situated in such a dismal setting. Those who complain about Downtown and SJSU’s changes over the past five decades have either forgotten how bad it was or never knew the city then. Thank goodness for the incredible improvements in the University and the Downtown as a whole.
The 70s was the beginning of vietnamese shops down town on Santa Clara street