New renderings have been revealed from a public meeting for 180 Park Avenue, i.e., Park Habitat, an innovatively designed 20-story office and expansion for the Tech Interactive museum building proposed for Downtown San Jose. Park Habitat is one of five projects from the joint venture between Vancouver-based Westbank and Gary Dillabough of Urban Community. Each project would add new density to the capital of Silicon Valley with innovative designs and sustainable architecture.
The city of San Jose welcomes another addition in its growing tech infrastructure with a new development proposed at 2400 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose. The project proposal includes developing the project site into a 32MW (megawatts) modern data center. A Colorado-based data company, Stack Infrastructure, has purchased multiple properties on a parcel in north San Jose where one of the sites will be developed into an operations center.
Preliminary permits have been filed for a proposed development at 385 South Winchester Boulevard inside San Jose’s Santana Row/Valley Fair Urban Village boundaries. The permits show two different uses are under consideration for the site. The first option is to build commercial offices, and the second option is to produce residential housing. Ian Birchall + Associates is listed as involved with the project.
50 California Street is tied as the 34th-tallest building in the Bay Area planned or built. The 1972-built tower in San Francisco’s Financial District shares the same height as 555 Mission Street, 487 feet above street level. Originally known as the Union Bank Building, its distinctively ubiquitous modernist design from the Welton Becket architecture firm was part of a larger moment in the city’s development history of rapid economic growth and local anxieties about the ‘Manhattanization’ of the West Coast metropolis.
New plans have been revealed for a forty-unit residential building with affordable housing at 4199 Mission Street, on the border between Excelsior and the Outer Mission in San Francisco. The 65-foot tall structure will yield 54,120 square feet, with 43,700 square feet for residential use and 4,390 square feet for vehicular parking. Gary Gee Architects is responsible for the design.