The City of Santa Clara has approved plans for a new flat-iron apartment complex to rise at 2655 The Alameda. The low-rise project will rise over the southern edge of the Santa Clara University campus. Kapital Partners is the project applicant.
Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners is responsible for the design, which radiates from a rounded corner overlooking The Alameda and Park Avenue, with the exterior punctuated with inset balconies. Wrapped around the top, a dentilated cornice will contribute to its historicized style. The exterior will be clad with painted stucco and wood panels.
Once complete, the 55-foot tall structure will cover just under half of the lot, yielding around 46,540 square feet with 27,520 square feet for housing, 1,540 square feet for retail, and additional space for the 24-car basement garage. The other half of the property will be occupied by the 14-car surface parking lot, offering a total capacity of 38 cars. Additional parking will be included for bicycles in a dedicated ground-level room, though the capacity is not specified.
Sandis is responsible for civil engineering, and the Guzzardo Partnership is responsible for landscape architecture. The streetscape will be improved with new trees and a public plaza over the rounded corner. Residents will have a podium-top amenity courtyard furnished with outdoor seating, tables, and an entertainment space.
The 0.4-acre parcel is located by the southern edge of Santa Clara University, near to a grocery store, restaurants, and a low-slung residential neighborhood. Construction is expected to last around 17 months from groundbreaking to completion. An estimated cost has yet to be established.