The environmental review process is kicking off for a seven-story residential development at 380 North 1st Street in San Jose, Santa Clara County. The proposal, near the northern edge of Downtown San Jose, will replace a two-story commercial structure with 118 homes, including 18 affordable units. Msasa Properties LLC, an anonymous company, is the project applicant.
The current proposal stands 85 feet tall, with parking for 74 cars occupying most of the ground level, utilizing three-level stackers. Additional parking will be included for 30 bicycles. A small bike cafe will be included at the corner of Bassett and 2nd Street, including a coffee machine, repair station, and bicycle storage. Additional residential amenities will include a third-floor amenity deck and a sixth-floor clubroom with a balcony.
Studio T Square is listed as the project architect. Preliminary elevations show the articulated tri-tone podium-style complex punctuated with private balconies, a full-height mural, and a driveway facing Bassett Street. Facade materials appear to include glass fiber-reinforced concrete, stucco, and a brick veneer, culminating with a flat parapet.
The 0.48-acre parcel extends across Bassett Street between North 1st and North 2nd Street, across from the County Law Library and several mid-density housing complexes. The site is close to rails owned by the Union Pacific Railroad company. Demolition will be required for the existing 12,000-square-foot commercial structure, ten trees, and surface parking. Future residents will be just five minutes from Saint James Park and ten minutes from the Bank of Italy tower on Santa Clara Street.
The city will accept public comments to influence the scope of the Environmental Impact Report between now and Wednesday, September 27th, starting at 5 PM. For more information about how to participate, visit the city website here.