Massive mixed-use undertaking in East San Jose leads to the Costco anchor enterprise

SAN JOSE – A large, mixed-use complex under construction in east San Jose is expected to have a Costco wholesale store as an anchor.

A public market, shops, restaurants, apartment buildings, sports fields, paseo and public parks are planned to be part of the Evergreen Circle project under construction, which is beginning to sprout near the corner of Capitol Expressway and Quimby Road.

“The retail offerings include general merchandisers and casual restaurants, a market, a drugstore and a fitness club,” said a post on the website of SGPA Architecture, who designed the project.

A new sign reading “Costco Wholesale Coming Soon” has appeared next to the Capitol Expressway. A huge building is under construction during the project, the shape of which is the profile of a Costco store.

A post on the Costco website states that a new store is “opening soon” in San Jose starting October 2020.

Hunter Properties and Arcadia Development are expanding the project, according to a post on the architect’s website.

The 80-acre community includes 250 residential homes, 405,000 square feet of retail space, a retail paseo, a health center with a total area of ​​40,000 square feet, a 14-acre softball sports complex and pocket parks, according to SGPA on its website.

“A large food hall in the middle circle has ethnic grocers and al fresco dining,” said SGPA.

The mixed-use center is set to include a number of open spaces that are intended to help the new project merge with existing homes nearby.

In addition to the retail locations, the residential areas of the project were also built this week.

“As a community center, a large central commons serves as a strong link with neighboring residential areas,” SGPA said on its website.

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