Housing in downtown San Jose, retail close to Google Village

SAN JOSE – A tower of apartment buildings and retail stores could be built in downtown San Jose near Google’s proposed transit village. This emerges from plans that are subject to a preliminary review in the town hall.

The planned development would be at 101 Delmas Ave. next to West San Fernando Street in downtown San Jose and not far from the footprint for Google’s huge mixed-use Downtown West project, city documents show.

The Delmas Market, Imperio Taqueria and an adjacent car park are now on the premises. They are right across from the San Fernando City Train Station and just a few blocks from Diridon Train Station. It is also near freeway ramps that service State Route 87.

One possible version of the project, which is being carried out in the urban planning department, envisions a 10-story building with residential units on nine floors and retail outlets on the ground floor.

“There will be 4,600 square feet of retail and lobby or shared service space for residential units upstairs,” says the preliminary proposal.

The name of the project developer was not immediately clear. However, the preliminary plans were submitted by Eaton Hall Architecture in San Jose.

Preliminary development proposals are often submitted to the San Jose City Hall to assess city planners’ views on the general concepts underlying a project. A formal proposal could be significantly different.

Development has been proposed on two parcels, both owned by Surinder Singh of Morgan Hill, according to Santa Clara County’s valuation records.

The preliminary plans include a project version that proposes seven studio apartments on nine floors each with a potential total of 63 apartments.

“On the ground floor there will be amenities for private users such as a pool or a courtyard with landscaping,” the proposal says.

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