Permits have been filed to convert the existing Hawthorn hotel at 321 Bercut Drive in Sacramento’s Southern Pacific/Richards neighborhood. The project will convert 272 guest rooms to make 281 residential units in a lesser-developer corner of the state capitol overlooking the American River. The Ezralow Company is responsible for the development via Bercut-Railyard LLC.
Articles by Andrew Nelson
The proposal for 21267 Stevens Creek Boulevard expects to add 267 new apartments into the Silicon Valley housing market in Cupertino, Santa Clara County. Recent reporting by the Bay Area News Group has revealed that the project expects to break ground by the Fall of this year and would replace a retail center with new market-rate and affordable housing for seniors living in the hometown to the Foster + Partners-designed Apple headquarters. KT Urban and The Pacific Companies is responsible for the development.
New renderings have been revealed from a public meeting for 180 Park Avenue, i.e., Park Habitat, an innovatively designed 20-story office and expansion for the Tech Interactive museum building proposed for Downtown San Jose. Park Habitat is one of five projects from the joint venture between Vancouver-based Westbank and Gary Dillabough of Urban Community. Each project would add new density to the capital of Silicon Valley with innovative designs and sustainable architecture.
Preliminary permits have been filed for a proposed development at 385 South Winchester Boulevard inside San Jose’s Santana Row/Valley Fair Urban Village boundaries. The permits show two different uses are under consideration for the site. The first option is to build commercial offices, and the second option is to produce residential housing. Ian Birchall + Associates is listed as involved with the project.
50 California Street is tied as the 34th-tallest building in the Bay Area planned or built. The 1972-built tower in San Francisco’s Financial District shares the same height as 555 Mission Street, 487 feet above street level. Originally known as the Union Bank Building, its distinctively ubiquitous modernist design from the Welton Becket architecture firm was part of a larger moment in the city’s development history of rapid economic growth and local anxieties about the ‘Manhattanization’ of the West Coast metropolis.