New renderings have been shared for The Energy Hub at 35 South 2nd Street, a proposed mixed-use tower designed by the internationally renowned Bjarke Ingels Group. The new illustrations show more intimate perspectives of the terracotta louver-wrapped tower, with shaded balconies and a brick plaza going right up to the transparent curtain walls. 35 South 2nd Street is part of a five-project masterplan by Westbank with Gary Dillabough of Urban Community to invest in Downtown San Jose sustainability, urbanization, and expansion.
Articles by Andrew Nelson
The Union City Planning Commission has given unanimous approval for Station East, a significant residential master plan by Danville-based Integral Communities. The proposal would replace vacant industrial structures and surface parking by Decoto Road and 7th Street with new apartments, affordable housing, and thousands of square feet of ground-level commercial floor space near the Union City BART Station. The vote gives a strong recommendation ahead of the June 8th meeting, during which the City Council will consider giving the final approval to allow construction.
The 33rd tallest skyscraper in the Bay Area planned or built is 77 Beale Street, a 492-foot tall office building serving as the headquarters for the Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation in SoMa, San Francisco. Construction on the building started in the late 1960s and finished with its opening in 1971. Hertzka and Knowles are responsible for the architecture and design.
Construction is underway for the new student housing project at 525 East Santa Clara Street, across from the Naglee Park neighborhood in San Jose. The complex will soon add 86 new units and 11,870 square feet of commercial space to the San Jose State University market. San Mateo-based Horizon Real Properties Holdings is responsible for the development, dubbed ‘Sparta’ after the local University’s sports teams.
The City of Oakland’s Planning Department is scheduled today to review the preliminary development plans and receive public comment about the mixed-use proposal around the Lake Merritt BART Station in Downtown Oakland. The proposal would reshape two city blocks at 51 9th Street and 107 8th Street with apartments, office space, retail, open space, and community amenities. The prolific Strada Investment Group and the Oakland-based East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation are responsible through a joint venture.