Icon Residential tower in the updated Icon/Echo plan, rendering by Urban Catalyst

New Renderings for Residential Iteration of Icon/Echo, Downtown San Jose

Urban Catalyst has purchased the final parcel needed for the Icon/Echo master plan in Downtown San Jose. The sale comes just over a month after the developer revealed plans to change the office component to housing, increasing the potential housing capacity from a few hundred to over one thousand units. New renderings shared by Urban Catalyst provide a preliminary glimpse at the design.

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550 East Brokaw Road, image via Google Satellite

Shift from Offices to Housing for Former Fry’s Site, North San Jose

Two new preliminary applications have been filed to construct housing on the former Fry’s Electronics box store site at 550 East Brokaw Road in North San Jose, Santa Clara County. The applications show a shift in focus from the developers, who, as early as January this year, went to the Planning Commission to review their plan for nearly two million square feet of office space.

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