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Big housing development planned near downtown San Jose

A big housing complex that could include affordable homes is being eyed on an increasingly busy street that links downtown San Jose with the city’s mega-malls to the west, the project’s developer said Thursday.

The development, planned for West San Carlos Street in San Jose, would create 230 residential units as well as add ground-floor retail and gathering areas for the neighborhood. Potentially 15 percent of the units would be set aside as affordable homes.

San Jose-based developer Core Cos. plans to build the residential project at 1301 W. San Carlos St. at the corner of Race Street. The developer noted that the complex would be between the bustling Santana Row and Westfield Valley Fair malls to the west and downtown San Jose and a proposed Google transit village a few blocks to the east....

The proposed development is located directly across from what’s being planned as a high-capacity transit station, a mass-transit upgrade that will help speed people between the two shopping centers and the Google village and the rest of downtown San Jose.

“West San Carlos is planned as an urban village,” Enders said. “The city wants housing and wants the corridor to be a vibrant mix of residential, retail, restaurants, and offices. We are shooting to be part of the live, work, play scenario for that area.”

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