New renderings have been released for Westbank’s mixed-use building, Park Habitat at 180 Park Avenue, Downtown San Jose. The illustrations came with the Westbank Campus Website launch, which provides a manifesto to connect the Canadian firm’s five Silicon Valley proposals with their innovative approaches that address climate change and encourage community through urban design. Each of the five projects has a unique goal. With Park Habitat, Westbank worked with Kengo Kuma & Associates to design a building that brings together offices and natural spaces in the city center.
Construction is underway for the unusually shaped office building at 2000 North Shoreline Boulevard, nearby the waterfront in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. The project is a low-slung structure designed by high-profile architects; it is a collaboration between Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios. Google is responsible as the developer and future tenant. Uniquely and in many ways true, Heatherwick Studios describe the project “as Google’s first bespoke office building.”
Development permits were submitted seeking the approval of constructing a five-level office building at 130 Townsend Street in South Beach, San Francisco. The project proposal includes a vertical addition to the existing structure featuring retail space on the ground floor and a new building that will allow for a five-level mixed-use building. The addition proposes 34,120 square feet of office space and 2,353 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
Development permits have been submitted seeking approval for constructing a four-story mixed-use building at 1495 South Winchester Boulevard in David-Rosemary, San Jose. The project proposal includes building forty-six residential units and some retail space. Approximately 4,996 square feet of commercial space is proposed on the ground floor.
Preliminary review and development permits have been filed for a new 5-story market-rate development at 1050 Saint Elizabeth Drive on Willow Glen, an expansive neighborhood south of downtown San Jose. The project would bring new residential offerings to the Somerset Senior Living facility. Evershine XVII LP is responsible for the development of the property owner, with KCR Development responsible for funding.