Renderings have been published alongside the public review period for the environmental impact summary for plans to construct nearly two hundred homes at 70 North 27th Street in Five Wounds, San Jose. Vicky Ching, the owner of the now-closed Ming’s Restaurant at 1700 Embarcadero in Palo Alto, is listed as the property owner.
The 87-foot tall structure will yield around 209,120 square feet. From the 198 apartments, there will be 173 one-bedrooms and 25 studio apartments. Amenities will include an open-air courtyard, interior open space, and the 7,900 square-foot rooftop deck. A pedestrian pathway will run along the north, east, and south sides of the building to allow access to the future Five Wounds Trail between North 27th and North 28th Street. The trail is expected to increase access to the future 28th Street / Little Portugal BART Station, proposed with the planned BART San Jose Phase Two extension project.
Parking will be included for 210 cars and 50 bicycles. Around 15% of the base units will be designated as affordable for low-income or very low-income households, allowing the project developer to utilize the State Density Bonus program.
LPMD Architects is responsible for the design. Illustrations show the podium-style structure will be decorated with historicized Portuguese design elements, including a stucco facade, arches, and brick-tile roofing.
The 1.16-acre property is between East Santa Clara Street and East Julian Street, overlooking Bayshore Freeway. The project will reshape the existing low-slung commercial structure with new housing in the residential neighborhood close to the Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish.
Construction is expected to last around 29 months from groundbreaking to completion. Demolition will be required for the existing structure. While the Draft EIR estimates construction will start in January of 2024, these documents can rarely provide an accurate assessment for when construction starts.
Hestia Real Estate is representing Vicky Ching and HC Investment Associates.
The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration has been published, and a public comment period on the document will extend until Thursday, April 27th. The city writes that the “MND is a statement by the City that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment because the project will include mitigation measures that will reduce identified project impacts to a less than significant level.” For more information about the document and how to submit feedback, visit the city website here.