The California State Government is implementing a few new laws to increase housing production, starting as early as tomorrow, January 1st, 2021. The headlining story is that the state density bonus for affordable housing will increase from 35% to 50%. That density bonus is in Assembly Bill 2345, introduced by Assembly Members David Chiu of San Francisco and Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego. While none of the new laws are expected to shift future development across the Bay Area significantly, they allow for a gradual increase in housing production statewide.
Renderings reveal a new construction planned for 230-240 West MacArthur Piedmont Avenue, Oakland. The project proposal includes constructing a six-story mixed-use building containing 57 large luxury residential units.
New building permits have been filed to construct a data center at 1111 Comstock Street in Santa Clara, northwest of the San Jose International Airport. The development would produce a four-story, 121,170 square foot facility with capacity for 10 megawatts of information technology. Prune Data Centers is responsible for the application.
Preliminary review permits have been completed for a 360-unit residential development at 675 East Santa Clara Street in the neighborhood of Julian, San Jose. Just ten minutes to the border with Downtown San Jose, the site expects two eight-story residential facilities and one five-story building dedicated to senior housing. The Santa Clara County Housing Authority is responsible for the development.
Development permits have been submitted for constructing a new residential building on 9404 International Boulevard, Oakland. The proposed project includes the demolition of an existing two-story mixed-use building at 9401 and the construction of 55 residential units. The new construction also consists of a commercial space covering approximately 2700 square feet on the ground floor. A total of 29 parking spaces will be designed. YHLA Architects is managing the design and construction of this project.