Construction has topped out for One Santana West, the first phase in a thirteen-acre commercial project next to the famed Sarah L. Winchester Mystery House on Central and West San Jose’s border. The development will produce nearly a million square feet of office space, parking, retail, and greenery while retaining a mid-Century theater as part of the mixed-use Santana Row / Valley Fair Urban Village plan. Federal Realty Investment Trust is developing the project.
Articles by Andrew Nelson
One of the most inspiring challenges for urban planners is how to reintegrate overbuilt vehicle infrastructure into the city’s fabric. Gensler shows one solution for evolving these elements in a recent publication, even when there is an enduring necessity. As mass-transit is being improved and surface parking redeveloped across downtown San Jose, this process will increase the need for building like the San Pedro Market Parking Garage at 45 North San Pedro Street. Over the last year, Gensler’s San Jose offices noticed that the garage roof was often carless and was encouraged to see people visit and enjoy the space. Moment 2.0 is the firm’s response to this observation, a visual illustration that imagines a community environment they hope to see built.
Construction is nearing the finish line for the $200 million two-towered high-rises at 188 West Saint James in Downtown San Jose. Apartment sales have already launched, with prices ranging from $525,000 to over $1 million. Z&L Properties is the project developer, with Polaris Pacific in charge of sales. Staff working on the development have confirmed for SFYIMBY that the building is expected to open towards the end of 2021 if conditions allow.
New building permits have been filed to demolish a one-story commercial structure to allow for a six-story group housing project at 1196 Columbus Avenue in North Beach, San Francisco. The proposal requests to use the State Density Bonus program to add ten extra units across two additional floors. Centrix Builders listed as the developer and property owner.
New planning applications have been filed to begin the design review of three buildings from phase one of the Potrero Power Station mega-development in Dogpatch, San Francisco. Planning documents show the internationally acclaimed London-based Foster + Partners is the architect of Blocks 7A and 8, with block 7B by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. Associate Capital’s California Barrel Company LLC is managing the development of the 5.3 million square foot project.