SAN JOSE – Two new office towers are observed in downtown San Jose near the Children’s Discovery Museum. This project was proposed by an experienced developer who knows how to find selected development locations in the urban core of the city.
Woz Way Offices is the name of the planned mixed-use development, which would total 1.8 million square meters and consist of two office towers and a retail store on the ground floor.
“The confluence of San Jose transit infrastructure, BART, light rail, rapid bus service and highways that all converge in downtown is unprecedented,” said Shawn Milligan, partner at KT Urban, a Cupertino-based development company.
The two towers would be 20 stories high and are located at 280 Woz Way near the Children’s Discovery Museum, the San Jose Convention Center and several light rail stations.
The development would be a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk from Diridon train station, which is currently the hub for Caltrain, the ACE train, Amtrak, the Capitol Corridor, the light rail and buses. The Diridon station is also intended to be a future BART station.
The increasingly busy Diridon Station has attracted a number of developers and tech titans to downtown San Jose.
Next to and near Diridon Station, Google has proposed a mixed-use transit village called Downtown West, made up of office buildings, hotels, shops, restaurants, cultural centers, entertainment centers, and apartments that could accommodate the search giant with 25,000 employees.
San Jose-based Adobe Systems has begun construction of a large office tower that will dramatically expand the downtown tech titan’s headquarters, which currently consists of three high-rise office buildings.
Jay Paul Co., one of the Bay Area’s most accomplished and successful developers, has begun construction of a 19-story 875,000-square-foot office tower located at 200 Park Ave.
Boston Properties laid the foundation stone on a $ 1 billion tech campus called Platform 16 near the corner of Autumn Parkway and Julian Streets that would total 1.1 million square feet, consist of three modern office buildings and over 16 eye-catching terraces disposes.
Mega developer Westbank has partnered with developer Gary Dillabough to develop or upgrade six key projects in downtown San Jose, including the Bank of Italy building, which may be a major boost to the urban core of the Bay Area’s largest city .
Up-and-coming developer Urban Catalyst has its sights set on developing several key projects in downtown San Jose.
Woz Way Offices will have 30,000 square meters of terraces and 6,000 square meters of retail space on the ground floor in addition to the two towers.
“We see the Woz Way project as a great way to unleash new opportunities in this area,” said Milligan.
KT Urban executives are aware of the far-reaching effects of the coronavirus. However, they believe that once the shadow of the deadly bug is gone from the economy, there will be plenty of opportunity in downtown San Jose.
“We know what’s going on with coronavirus and today’s climate, but our confidence in downtown San Jose is stronger than ever,” said Mark Tersini, general manager of KT Urban.
For this reason, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Woz Way Offices is not planned until 2021.
“Our plan is to get this project up and running after the market returns,” said Tersini.