This week’s big little permits take away is its uptick in ADU filings. Even with Indigenous Peoples’ holiday providing a lull on Monday, planners picked up the pace for the rest of the week. This article covers over 128 new units of apartments and ADUs across the Bay Area plus Sacramento, as well as twenty-one single-family houses. Our map shows how widespread the permits were across the city of San Francisco, no more than a few in any one neighborhood. Some unusual and significant little permits include a large wine storage building in Santa Clara County and additional classrooms filed for the Athenian School in Danville.
Santa Clara County
A large, affordable housing project is planned for 2330 Monroe Street in the city of Santa Clara. The building, rising two to three floors, will contain 65 apartments. Units will range in size from studios to three bedrooms, twenty percent of which will be set aside for people with developmental disabilities. Freebird Development company is responsible for the development.
Renderings have been released, showing the futuristic design planned for the Career Education Complex at San Jose City College, San Jose. These new designs come from Steinberg Hart, an international architecture firm with roots in San Jose extending back to the 1950s. Once complete, it will offer facilities for career education courses and a welcoming environment for the rest of the campus. The spaceship-like complex is expected to cost $112 million for completion.
This week, the biggest little permits include over sixty additional dwelling units, a 30,000 square foot new medical facility in Alameda, new monuments in Sacramento, and even a treehouse in Palo Alto. At this pace, over three thousand ADU’s would be produced within a year. Along with ADU’s, nineteen new single-family houses were applied for and thirty-four Tesla power walls across the counties. Perhaps the most surprising was a two-story additional dwelling unit in Palo Alto with an estimated construction price of nearly $1.4 million. If ever there was a point where an ADU became just another single-family house, this might be a contender.
Permits have been filed for a new data center at 2201 Laurelwood Road in an industrial neighborhood of Santa Clara. The plan calls for replacing an existing 199,920 square-foot structure with two new centers spanning over 500,000 square feet. Vishay Siliconix Inc is listed as responsible for the development, dubbed Edgecore.