The Nova Alianca Hall in San Jose has been sold by the Portuguese marching band society to Intelli, an affiliate of the local developer, Do Van Tron. The property, located at 37 North 27th Street, is close to the prospective 28th Street Little Portugal BART Station. Though the transit connection isn’t expected to open for well over a decade, the new owner is hoping to build dozens of apartments.
Intelli purchased the site earlier this month for $2.4 million. Speaking with George Avalos for the Bay Area News Group, Tron described the site, which includes a surface parking lot extending across the block to 26th Street, could have as many as 80 apartments on less than half an acre. The developer has yet to file a preliminary application with the city.
A few blocks from the Nova Alianca hall, Roygbiv Real Estate is floating plans for over nine hundred apartments. The Julian & Tripp masterplan includes 913 units and public open space across three buildings close to the future Little Portugal BART Station.
The property is on North 27th Street between East Saint Johns Street and East Santa Clara Street. Once the BART Station is open, residents will be just a block away from the main entrance, across from the Five Wounds Portuguese National Parish. The BART Station will replace a truck dealership and granite supplier.
Over the last couple of years, Tron made headlines by purchasing a motel at 2724 Monterey Road, a shopping center at 3000 Story Road, and the old Sears Store at 2180 Eastridge Loop. Each sale came with a vision for redevelopment, the latter being a new indoor market.