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.
Initial development permits reveal plans to develop a parcel next to the Balboa Park BART station into an affordable housing project on 2340 San Jose Avenue in Ocean View, San Francisco. The project proposal consists of constructing 121 residential units and 12,000 square feet of retail space, community service space, and a child care center on the lot. The proposed site is currently used as a parking lot. Mithun | Solomon is managing the design and construction. The affordable housing complex will be developed by Mission Housing Development Corporation and Related California.
New building permits have been filed for a 99-unit residential building at 4722 9th Avenue in the Tahoe Park neighborhood, Sacramento. The project will be going through the city’s ministerial approval of the infill housing process, designed to streamline approval for needed new housing. Public documents do not disclose the project developer.
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.
The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission is to review refreshed plans for the residential development of 770 Woolsey Street, formerly the University Mound Nursery, in the city’s Portola neighborhood. The proposal is for 62 residential units, some sold as affordable, and retaining two historic structures. L37 Partners is responsible for the construction.