SAN JOSE – A large hotel is in the works for a location near a traffic-oriented neighborhood in downtown San Jose that Google has suggested, a new indicator that the tech titan’s project could spur additional development.
The hotel would be built at 945 W. Julian St. on the corner of Morrison Avenue in the Garden Alameda neighborhood of San Jose, which according to city planning documents is west of downtown.
The site is owned by a subsidiary controlled by executives from the San Jose-based construction company Echelon.
The hotel will be nine stories high and consist of 154 rooms, according to a preliminary proposal submitted to the city planners.
The zoning plans for the hotel provide for an existing small office building to be leveled on the site to clear the way for the hospitality project. The development area is a little more than 0.2 hectares, as the plans in the town hall show.
With the preliminary proposal, the developer attempted to gauge the reactions of city planners and other municipal officials.
The hotel proposal, along with other potential efforts that have emerged in recent years, is a reminder that the prospect of the groundbreaking, transit-oriented neighborhood that Google envisions could influence the development of projects in adjacent areas.
Google has proposed a development on the western edge of downtown San Jose that consists of office buildings, apartment buildings, shops, restaurants, hotel facilities, cultural centers, entertainment centers, and open spaces.
The development, known as Downtown West, would be near the Diridon train station and the SAP center.
Google hopes to start building new buildings in 2023 and plans to start building roads and other critical infrastructure in 2022.
It was not immediately clear when the hotel developers hope to start construction on the West Julian site.