A preliminary review package has revealed plans for a dramatic rehabilitation of the iconic Bank of Italy Tower at 12 South 1st Street in Downtown San Jose. While the structure is currently actively operating as an office building, the ground level remains vacant. Plans include modern office space, outdoor terraces, retail, and a music venue. Design is by Bjarke Ingels Group and RMW Architecture, with Urban Community and Vancouver-based Westbank as developers.
New elevations reveal plans for a tower at 35 South Second Street, Downtown San Jose. The starchitect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is behind the design, which has a striking resemblance to a pair of trousers. The 289-foot tower will provide a large quantity of residential, office, and retail space around the corner from the future BART station and historic Bank of Italy Tower. Vancouver-based Westbank Corporation is developing the project.
Urban Catalyst is bringing their plan for a 169-unit residential care facility at 470 West San Carlos Street in Downtown San Jose to the city’s planning commission later today. The six-story structure will span 185,000 square feet, offering nursing assistance, communal dining, lounge areas, library, salon, and open space. City staff is recommending that the council conditionally approve the project.
Urban Catalyst, a Silicon Valley real estate opportunity zone fund, has plans to build a 21-story high-end student housing tower right next to the San Jose State University campus in the fast-urbanizing downtown San Jose. The 250-foot tower will yield 335,260 square feet with capacity for over 850 student residents, parking for cars and bicycles, and shared amenities. Permits filed in June and July of this year are currently under review by the city.
New permits have been filed for a new development at 2323 Moorpark Avenue in West San Jose by the San Jose city college. The application describes dividing the existing two-acre lot into 41, allowing for 41 new residential units. True Life Companies will be responsible for the development.