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District 4 Development Updates


Here is the latest update on the developments in District 4.

For the latest update on the Public Improvement Projects, please click here.

For the latest update on Vision North San Jose, please click here.

Development Name Location Contact Name Update

@First Development

North First Street and Holger Way

Curtis Leigh, Hunter Properties

(408) 350-5354

The @First retail development is moving at a rapid pace. 37,590 square feet of commercial space has been completed so far. Some of the new businesses that have been opened are Sweet Tomatoes, Five Guys Burger and Fries, Panda Express, Panera Bread, and the Union Bank branch to name a few. There is currently 22,996 square feet under construction and another 23,401 square feet of construction about to commence. In terms of new commercial square feet and retail outlets, there is a total of 83,987 square feet excluding Target, which is another 138,000 square feet.

BART Extension Project Development

BART Extension from Fremont to Berryessa

Brandi Childress, VTA

(408) 464-7810

The first phase of the 16-mile BART Extension contract was recently awarded, which includes completing the design and construction line, track, systems and stations for the 10-mile Berryessa Extension Project. A $900 million federal grant for the Berryessa Extension Project from the Federal New Starts funding program was also recently awarded. Major construction is to commence in spring of 2012.
Brokaw North Development 1015 East Brokaw Road

Scott Athearn, Dollinger Properties

(650) 508-8666

This project is currently under construction to build 101,985 square feet for commercial uses.
Commodore Park

North Jackson Avenue & Commodore Drive

Evelyn Velez-Rosario, Parks Manager

(408) 793-5552

This planned 3.2 acre park will include playgrounds (tot and youth), fitness station, picnic area and parking. This will be the City’s 2nd park fitness center.  In addition, both playgrounds will be fully accessible via ramps, adaptive swings, and multiple activity areas for children of different capabilities.

El Dorado and Gold Street Storm Sewer Improvement

Gold Street between Catherine Street and Elizabeth Street

El Dorado Street between Elizabeth Street and Moffat Street

Corner of Moffat Street and Gold Street

Chris Dayley, Public Works Project Manager

(408) 793-5310

Please click here for the project information flyer for a storm sewer project beginning soon in Alviso. This project also adds some curb and gutter, sidewalk and paves a portion of Eldorado Street that is presently a gravel surface.
Essex Development River Oaks Parkway and Seely Avenue

Josh Corzine, Vice President Sr. Development Manager

(650) 849-1669

Phase 1 of this project, which consists of 280 units in under construction and is estimated to be completed by July 2013. Phase 2 of the project, which consists of 290 units started foundation in December 2011 and is estimated to be completed by September 2013. The project is deep into the concrete work now. Concrete for Phase 1 should be complete by May 2012; Phase 2 concrete completion is May 2012. Phase 3 of the project and the park has no construction plans at the moment.

Equity Residential Development

Vista Montana and North First Street

Erik Schoennauer, The Schoennauer Company

(408) 947-7774

998 residential units, one 5-acre park, and one 1-acre park is planned for this development project. Phase 1 is currently under construction, which consists of 444 residential units. The first units are planned to be completed November 2012 and plan to finish the 5-acre park in May 2013. Phase 2 consists of 554 units and a 1-acre park, which will start before 2013 and finish before 2014.

Fairfield Development

Zanker Road and Tasman Drive

Brendan Hayes, Fairfield Residential

(858) 626-8362

Phase 1 consists of 498 residential units and 28,000 square feet of retail. They started construction and will complete it at the end of 2013. Phase 2 of the project consists of 206 residential units and will start at the fourth quarter of 2012. The 163 Baypointe Parkway site with 183 residential units is planned to start in early February of this year.
Flea Market Berryessa Road  

On Tuesday, July 7, 2009, a community meeting took place to provide residents with an update about the proposed development of the San Jose Flea Market site. In 2007, San Jose City Council approved the rezoning of property located on and around the current site of the Berryessa Flea Market that would allow for residential properties, mixed use and commercial property, and a school. Currently, the project has submitted the first Planned Development Permits (PD Permit), which would allow for construction of 105,000 square feet of commercial and 243 residential units north of Berryessa Road in the first phase. The first phase will also require traffic improvements which include widening of Oakland Road between Commercial Street and Highway 101, adding 2 left turn lanes on Commercial Street and widening of Highway 101-Northbound entrance from Oakland Road.

The Berryessa Flea Market, located south of Berryessa Road, will be untouched during this first phase and approximately 20 acres of the current parking lot will remain open for flea market patrons. It is my understanding that the Berryessa Flea Market will not close until a site has been identified in San Jose as replacement property.

Irvine Development

Zanker Road and River Oaks Parkway

Jason Fong, Vice President, Development

(949) 720-5564

This project consists of 1759 Residential units and 10,000 square feet of retail over 5 phases. Phases 1 to 3 are currently under construction. The expedited schedule is as follows: Phase 1 of the project is proposed to complete by this summer and Phase 2 is projected to be done by summer of 2013. A 5-acre park is to be completed by December 2013 and it includes tennis and basketball courts.

Irvine Development

401 and 405 River Oaks Parkway

Tom Armstrong, HMH Representative

(408) 487-2000

The Irvine Company bought the property and is planning to build approximately 438 apartments at the site. Deconstruction for this project is set for August 2012 and construction will commence December 2012. The Irvine Company agreed to credit a portion of their parkland fees to be applied toward park maintenance for 10 years. That agreement was received in early December 2011 and is being processed.
Pepper Lane Development

Jackson Avenue and Berryessa Road

Erika Salum, Entitlement Manager

(925) 249-4318

This development encompasses townhomes as well as a retail component. The Pepper Lane project is well underway with land development in terms of streets, sidewalks, etc. It includes street and sidewalk upgrades, a new signal at Berryessa and Jackson, and a new signal at Jackson and Commodore Drive. Pulte Homes has started the model park and one production building. They are also working on all off-site improvements, such as widening Berryessa and modifying the intersection and medians. To view site plans, click here.

SyWest Development Berryessa Road and Capitol Avenue

Robert Atkinson, SyWest Development Senior Vice President

(415) 448-8397

Phase 1 includes facade improvements for the storefronts along Berryessa Road as well as the relocation of Taco Bell to the western corner of the site. The new Taco Bell opened on July 29, 2011 and includes a drive-through. SyWest Development is still actively looking for another restaurant to move into the former Taco Bell location.

Phase 2 of the SyWest project will include the relocating a grocery store in addition to restaurants and retail. SyWest is currently negotiating lease agreements and will provide another update when more information is available.

In 2012, SyWest hopes to recommence the grocery store lease negotiations and complete the Entitlement process. Physical work will take place on the site in early in 2013.

Trumark Development Capitol Avenue and Sierra Road

Erik Schoennauer, The Schoennauer Company

(408) 947-7774

The development will take place on a 4 acre site where the former pumpkin patch and Christmas tree lot was located. Trumark is planning on building 94 townhomes on site. Construction will begin in July 2012.

Wyse/Thompson-Dorfman Development

3469 North First Street

Erik Schoennauer, The Schoennauer Company

(408) 947-7774

This project consists of 1579 residential units, up to 45,000 square feet of retail, and a 5-acre park along the river. Construction for Phase 1 of the project started in September 2011 which consists of 271 residential units and is planned to be completed by September 2013. Construction for the park will start sometime in 2013 and is planned to be completed by the 4th quarter of 2014. The park will have a large turf area, picnic, playgrounds and tennis court.






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