Construction expenses have pressured developers severely enough that new market-rate apartments are profitable in no more than two districts in San Jose, according to a new report presented to city officials Tuesday. Even worse, downtown San Jose — seen as a cornerstone of the city’s economy — is one of the sections where development of new housing is unlikely to produce profits for developers, a report from real estate consultancy Keyser Marston Associates determined. “The h
Dear Interested Community Member, Thank you for your interest in the West San Carlos and South Bascom (North) Urban Villages! The City Council hearing is rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (held at the San José City Hall Council Chambers located at 200 East Santa Clara St., San José, CA 95113). Public Hearing notices will be mailed shortly, but can also be found here for the West San Carlos Urban Village and here for the South Bascom Urban Village. Comments/Que
Date: Mar 08 2018 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Bascom Community Center 1000 South Bascom
San Jose, CA 95128 Please join us for a community open house to review the final draft plan for the West San Carlos Urban Village (File No. GP17-013) This Final Draft of the Urban Village Plan builds upon community input received at the workshops held in the Fall of 2012 and 2013, and February 2014. Once adopted by the City Council, this Plan will help shape the future of new develo
The city council of the City of San Jose voted Tuesday 11-0 to approve the sale of of five former redevelopment properties near Diridon Station to Mountain View-based Google for $67 million. The properties slated for the sale are located at: 8 South Montgomery Street, 105 South Montgomery Street, 510 W. San Fernando Street/102 S. Montgomery Street, 150 South Montgomery Street, and 645 Park Avenue. According to the terms of the compensation agreement, as outlined in a release
“Go low” was the mantra repeated by residents who attended a public meeting last week to discuss an affordable housing project in San Jose’s Buena Vista neighborhood.
Charities Housing, a nonprofit that manages and operates more than 1,000 affordable housing units throughout Silicon Valley, announced last summer it plans to build 82 affordable studio apartments on a 30,500-square-foot lot just off Meridian Avenue on Page Street.
It would be the organization’s first afford
After more than three hours of impassioned pleas from dozens of local residents and community groups who wanted to be included, the San Jose City Council unanimously approved the creation of a controversial advisory group that will offer input on the possible Google development near Diridon Station. The group will offer community feedback to the city manager’s office as the administration works with Google to develop a proposal to present to the City Council. It was originall
This meeting will be an open house format where community members are able to view the final draft concepts of the Plan, make comments, and speak directly with City Staff.
Comments: If you have comments on the Draft Plan, please email me directly, and your comments will be considered and included in the public record. You may also email Jennifer.Piozet@sanjoseca.gov any questions you may have about the Plan. You can find the draft Plan for the South Bascom Urban Village at:
A Community Outreach Meeting will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Curch Fireside Community Room 1100 Shasta Ave San Jose, CA 95126 on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm Proposed Project: File No. SP17-037 (Page Street Housing) – 329 Page Street, located on approximately 300 feet south of the intersection of West San Carlos and Page Street. A Special Use Permit to build an approximately 52,272 square foot affordable housing building on a 0.70 acre lot. The pr
A long-empty lot in San Jose’s Japantown is set to become an arts center in the next few years in a move that the city and local residents hope will help revitalize the area. The city council on Tuesday approved with no opposition an agreement that will allow the nonprofit organization Silicon Valley Creates to build a cultural and arts community center at the former Japantown Corporation Yard along N. 7th Street between E. Taylor Street and Jackson Street. “This is a very ex
Project Location: 771 MENKER AV Tree Removal Permit for one (1) Southern Magnolia tree (Magnolia grandiflora), approximately 95 inches in circumference, located in the backyard of a single family lot. Project Manager Patrick Kelly, (408) 535-7858, firstname.lastname@example.org. https://sjpermits.org/permits/general/emailpermitquery.asp?permitnum=TR18-013 Ref: TR18-013 #PlanningPermit #Redevelopment #771MENKERAV #TR18013 #TreeRemoval
SAN JOSE — Google’s realty ally has scooped up two more downtown San Jose parcels — acquisitions that suggest the scope has widened for a proposed Google village in the city’s urban core. TC Agoge Associates — a group controlled by Google’s development ally on this project, San Francisco-based Trammell Crow — paid a total of $1.3 million for the two properties. Both are a short distance from the Diridon train station and the SAP entertainment center in downtown San Jose. In t
SAN JOSE — A big tech village planned for downtown San Jose is moving forward — an ambitious project that could bring 5,000 jobs to a site that’s adjacent to a separately proposed Google mega-campus. Developers TMG Partners and Valley Oak Partners have gained a key rezoning approval from San Jose city officials, and have now requested approval for a specific permit to develop the site. The project is being designed by New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, lead designer
The Bay Area developers have submitted plans to the city for a three-building project in the same area where Google and its development partner are eyeing a new mixed-use campus that could span up to 8 million square feet. The three-building development by TMG Partners and Valley Oak Partners would replace a slew of industrial buildings and parking on a nearly 5.5-acre site at 440 West Julian St. That’s smack-dab in the middle of where Googleand its Texas-based development pa
On June 20, 2017, the City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) with Google for the acquisition of properties in the Diridon Station Area owned by the City of San Jose (7 parcels comprising 2 main sites) and properties owned by the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency(SARA)(9 parcels comprising 5 main sites). The June ENA action marked the first step in a multi-step, multi-year proc
San Jose-based Bayview Development Group announced today the groundbreaking of MIRO, San Jose’s newest luxury high-rise residential apartment community. Prominently located across from city hall along East Santa Clara Street, MIRO’s two captivating towers will be home to more than 600 residences and 20,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. “We recognize the renaissance occurring in downtown San Jose and are excited to be part of the growing and dynamic mix of housin
An army of 20,000 Googlers is expected to descend upon the capital of Silicon Valley when the search giant opens a new campus here. To see what happens when an explosively growing technology company moves into downtown, look no further than Seattle.
Amazon’s dramatic expansion there has wrought a profound transformation on the city, and holds lessons for San Jose.
Some points are beyond dispute: rent and real estate costs in Seattle have skyrocketed, as has homelessness,
Swenson Builders just revealed their proposal to turn the Downtown stretch of the Guadalupe River into a 6.81 million SQFT mixed-use development. The 30-acre project would incorporate and expand existing parks on both sides of the Guadalupe River and even create a second river.
The square footage breakdown would be 3.8 million SQFT for office space, 2 million SQFT of residential space (~2,400 units), 420,000 SQFT of retail in a 5-story terraced shopping center, and 590,00
GP17 - 0 12 . City - initiated General Plan Amendment associated with the adoption of the South Bascom (NNorth)) Urban Village Plan , including modifications to the boundary and changes to General Plan land use designations on properties within the boundaries of the Urban Village Plan as shown on the proposed U rban Village Land Use P lan . This Urban Village Plan will provide a policy framework to guide new job and housing growth within the Urban Village boundaries , as well
GP17 - 0 13 . City - initiated General Plan Amendment associated with the adoption of the West San Carlos Urban Village Plan , including modifications to the boundary and changes to General Plan land use designations on properties within the boundaries of the Urban Village Pla n as shown on the proposed Urban Village land use plan . This Urban Village Plan will provide a policy framework to guide new job and housing growth within the Urban Village boundaries , as well as,, p
With city officials considering tougher rent controls next month, a labor group Thursday released a study that showed rents in the city have risen nearly four times faster than wages. “It’s hurting our working families and seniors here in San Jose,” said Jeffrey Buchanan, policy director at Working Partnerships USA, a labor think tank that produced the report. “A growing tech sector has created thousands of jobs, but it’s also pushed the demand for housing with rents rising m