Sunday, November 28, 2010

Renders of The Ohlone Development

Barry Swenson is gearing up for developing the tallest development in Midtown San Jose (West San Carlos St. between Downtown San Jose and Santana Row). The plan is to have 800 transit-oriented units in towers up to 150ft tall along with 25,000sqft of ground floor retail. Eventually there will be a light rail station right outside The Ohlone. This would be a bold step towards transit oriented development outside of the Downtown area.

Have a look at some of the renders below as well as additional information:

Fact Sheet: The Ohlone
A joint project by Green Valley LLLC The Ohlone is new residential and commercial development currently going through the City of San Jose’s approval process. Green Valley LLC is a joint venture by Barry Swenson Builder and Republic Urban properties. 

The Ohlone is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development (TOD). The project will have a maximum of 800 units with 25,000 square feet of neighborhood serving retail, which is a net increase in the retail space in midtown San Jose. The project is also being designed with significant amounts of open space achieved by having a mix of tall buildings and underground parking for residents and shoppers. In keeping with the principles of high-density development, the buildings will have a maximum height of 160 feet. 

The proposed Ohlone Mixed Use development site is located on 8.25 acres of land along West San Carlos and Sunol Street in San Jose. The property is classified as a Brownfield site and will undergo significant environmental remediation before construction begins. Previously a VTA bus lot and light rail staging area, this development will bring homes and retail to a previously blighted site. 

The Ohlone is a significant, multiyear community investment in San Jose that will be a model for future development. Designed to comply with the goals of the City of San Jose 2040 General Plan, this project is looking forward by embracing transit, bringing neighborhood serving retail to an underserved community and providing a livable, walkable community that is an alternative to single family homes. In addition, this project will exceed the City’s Build It Green standards by including several energy saving measures and environmentally friendly features such as solar power, the collection and reuse of water runoff, green roofs and diverting waste from landfills. Even the positioning of the building has been selected to best take advantage of the sun to keep heating and cooling costs low. 

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