Aerial Northeast Urban Context for Moment 2.0, rendering courtesy Gensler

Gensler Tells SFYIMBY About Moment 2.0 Concept Proposal for Downtown San Jose Garage

One of the most inspiring challenges for urban planners is how to reintegrate overbuilt vehicle infrastructure into the city’s fabric. Gensler shows one solution for evolving these elements in a recent publication, even when there is an enduring necessity. As mass-transit is being improved and surface parking redeveloped across downtown San Jose, this process will increase the need for building like the San Pedro Market Parking Garage at 45 North San Pedro Street. Over the last year, Gensler’s San Jose offices noticed that the garage roof was often carless and was encouraged to see people visit and enjoy the space. Moment 2.0 is the firm’s response to this observation, a visual illustration that imagines a community environment they hope to see built.

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North San Pedro Studios

First Community Housing Is Developing Housing For Homeless and Veterans at 201 Bassett Street, San Jose

Development permits have been filed seeking the approval of constructing an apartment building at 201 Bassett Street in Downtown San Jose. San Jose-based nonprofit, First Community Housing is developing a six-story apartment building that will provide housing to veterans and people currently experiencing homelessness. Named Iamesi Village, the project is under construction and will develop 135 units located at the intersection of Bassett and Terraine streets.
OJK Architecture and Planning is the master architect. A housing master plan is being developed by Intracorp Homes, Swenson, and First Community Housing in partnership with San Jose’s redevelopment agency on the 5.72-acre lot adjacent to the downtown core.

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188 West Saint James, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Construction Wrapping Up, Sales Launched for 188 West Saint James, Downtown San Jose

Construction is nearing the finish line for the $200 million two-towered high-rises at 188 West Saint James in Downtown San Jose. Apartment sales have already launched, with prices ranging from $525,000 to over $1 million. Z&L Properties is the project developer, with Polaris Pacific in charge of sales. Staff working on the development have confirmed for SFYIMBY that the building is expected to open towards the end of 2021 if conditions allow.

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UC Davis Medical Center

$3.75 Billion Campus Expansion Planned For UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento

The UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento proposes campus expansion and splendid refurbishing of its Intensive Care Unit space under a $3.75 billion construction proposal. The project proposes to construct a new sixteen-story hospital tower that will replace the 120,000-square-foot east wing of the hospital and parts of the north and south wings of the hospital. Permits revealed that a new parking structure and a five-story pavilion are also planned adjacent to the existing medical center. The project is proposed to cover an area of 1 million square feet.

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1196 Columbus Avenue with density bonus, rendering by Elevation Architects

Demolition and Building Permits Filed for 1196 Columbus Avenue, North Beach, San Francisco

New building permits have been filed to demolish a one-story commercial structure to allow for a six-story group housing project at 1196 Columbus Avenue in North Beach, San Francisco. The proposal requests to use the State Density Bonus program to add ten extra units across two additional floors. Centrix Builders listed as the developer and property owner.

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