Plans for Housing at 4220 Network Circle, Santa Clara

4220 Network Circle, image via Google Satellite4220 Network Circle, image via Google Satellite

Formal permits have been filed for a new residential development at 4220 Network Circle in Santa Clara. The application invokes the Builder’s Remedy to push forward construction on roughly half of the Oracle-owned office campus with hundreds of homes. Valley Oak Partners is the project developer.

In the project application submitted to the Santa Clara Planning Department, the developer writes, “Valley Oak Partners is excited to present this 38-acre residential development encompassing a diverse array of housing types connected by a sophisticated network of open spaces.”

Clock Tower at 4220 Network Circle, image via Google Street View

Clock Tower at 4220 Network Circle, image via Google Street View

The project will reshape a sizable portion of the Oracle Campus. In late 2022, Oracle listed around 53 acres of the 81-acre site as part of a global downsizing. It’s unclear if or how many structures will be demolished from the Oracle office campus to make way for the housing. However, the application does clarify that developers will preserve the existing Clock Tower, formerly known as the Treatment Building for the former Agnews Insane Asylum.

Construction will bring 584 dwelling units, including 120 affordable apartments, 416 townhomes, and 48 single-family homes. The townhomes and houses will be separated into three distinct neighborhoods surrounded by new parks.

An architect is not listed, though the application does provide insight to the future aesthetics of the residential complex. Valley Oak Partners writes that “the affordable apartments and three-story townhomes embrace a warm and modern aesthetic that gives a distinct character to the heart of the site,” and that the “2 story townhomes and single-family homes take on a more traditional look appropriate to the more intimate scale of the western portion of the site.”

Nearly seven acres of public open space will be constructed across the site, distributed across the western edge, close to the historic Clock Tower and two greenbelts, creating a pedestrian network. Active uses will include a soccer field, basketball court, playground space, and several dog parks. The landscaping will be planted with a range of drought-tolerant species.

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3 Comments on "Plans for Housing at 4220 Network Circle, Santa Clara"

  1. I was always surprised that this parcel remained low-density office for so long.

  2. There are other historical buildings still there along side the clock tower. When the 1906 earthquake hit, more people died at Agnews asylum than any other single location. I’d not want to live on that soil. Yikes.

  3. | April 5, 2024 at 9:58 am | Reply

    How do you apply for new low-income apartments at TopGolf?

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