Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Marshalls Coming to Village Oaks

Village Oaks is a large retail destination planned for South San Jose, off of Cottle Road and Great Oaks Parkway. They have just announced that Marshalls will be a 23,000 sqft anchor tenant in the complex, which will have over 300,000 sqft of retail. There will also be a massive 140,000 sqft Target, a Safeway, Ulta Beauty, Chase Bank, Total Woman Gym & Spa, Five Guys, and Panera Bread, and several other tenants.

The smaller tenants will be arranged along a narrow street, making the project more walkable and Downtownish (think Rivermark in Santa Clara). I can't say that I'm terribly excited about the tenant list so far, but at least the configuration should be good and the new neighborhood--which also includes 2,900 housing units--will be accessible by transit.

Source: SVBJ

23 comments:

  1. No clue where this is, but it sounds dreadful and so oppressive.

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  2. If you have no clue where this is, then what is your need to comment on the blog.

    I live near this area and believe that this is going to be a great addition to the area! This Target will serve as a perfect half way point between the wonderful Morgan Hill Target and the awful Oakridge Mall Target. Though I will be out of the area when this is completed, I believe it will be a great addition! Go San Jose!

    However, I can see the dreadful part being that we are developing land that is beautiful without development.

    On the other hand, put a Starbucks in the shopping center!

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    1. According the brochure they are putting in a Starbucks!

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    2. Starbucks and Target were the beginning of making that center horrible...and it continues.

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  3. Maybe the city can now open the Great Oaks Police station that has sit empty since it's completion over a year ago.

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  4. I live in this area and I'd prefer to see nicer upscale restaurants here and a Trader Joe's... I hope the "smaller tenants" equate to eateries that are not large scale (i.e chilli's)...

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  5. I live nearby and this tenant list is very disappointing. The demographics of the neighborhood call for better restaurants and retail. This seems like a missed opportunity.

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  6. I'm looking forward to Target and Marshalls, not so much Safeway. I'd have loved Trader Joe's instead.

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  7. I agree. So far, it's the usual chain restaurants. Hope we get some more interesting eateries than this. This was originally supposed to be similar to Santana Row, but it's a far cry from that. And I agree, a Trader Joe's would be excellent.

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  8. I'd love nothing more than to think positively of this huge development but I can't. It's the same old, same old with an additional 2,900 unit apartment complex requiring only a $500. deposit. Does that mean these apartments are low income housing? The only thing we can look forward to is more time spent in traffic, wasting more gas and the crime rate to soar. I'm sorry but when you build a rat maze of high density housing, people usually start feeding off each other. On the plus side...can't think of any except for some "strange" reason, it might bring the values of our homes up temporarily to where me may be able to leave.

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  9. TJ's would have been nice, as would have some higher end eateries. Sadly not a single dine in option has been provided, as everything is one step above fast food. Also 2900 apartment units to go along with the existing apartments in the area, not exactly the ideal area for high density living. I think they really had a chance to put a top plaza in this location that could draw on the higher end of Silver Creek while supporting the community, but instead it looks like we are getting 50% of the plant, with a low end apartment complex to boot.

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  10. I can't tell you how sick this makes me! There was supposed to be a park area and dine in restaurants... instead we get the same old stuff, nothing to bring in outside money. Fast food and "Starsucks". It goes to show you what our city council is out for. Our area could afford better things, obviously they don't think so. Add in the traffic from the low income apts and everything about it is depressing. I am seriously thinking of moving.

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  11. I too live in the area, and I am very sad about this development. The reason why I moved to south San Jose because it was away from the retail concrete jungle. Now, I guess I will have to move out. Thankfully, I am a renter and I am able to do so easily.

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  12. Agree we need a Trader Joes here. Safeway will be nice though. But good grief, 2,900 apartments? I guess city council members did not want those units in their back yard so they put 'em in ours. Tell me they planned adequate parking! I have a feeling this will turn into another Almaden Shopping Center catastrophe. Way too many hi-traffic stores with way too little parking. And add thousands more morning commuters to an on-ramp which is already ridiculous at Cottle-to-85 north due to the silly traffic meters. This place is going to be as crazy as Almaden/Blossom intersection or worse. When I moved here from Mountain View, I was shocked at how many bad drivers, road ragers, and red-light runners Almaden and Blossom has. Please don't let this happen to our nice quiet area. I don't think the $500-down apartments is to attract low-income families as much as it is to entice tenants into signing up and bringing in revenue quickly.

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  13. It is disappointing! My husband and I always comment that there is no dine in restaurants nearby. Im not sure why because it would just make sense for the area - they would do a boomin business. Happy to hear of Target because I always have to go to Camden or Oakridge or Morgan Hill. If there were couple good dine in places I know we would support. I hope someone of power to invest is following this blog to create change.

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  14. I live in the area. While I look forward to having a Safeway close by, a Trader Joe's would have been awesome as well. I agree with many of the posts that the eateries leave a lot to be desired. There are no upscale restaurants in the area and yet the median income supports a need for it. The most serious concern though is traffic. It is already difficult trying to drive on 85 in the morning and it will only get worse. It makes me wonder if anyone considered this. I hope they don't think the light rail is the answer.

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    1. I so agree. The need for Trader Joe's in this area is tremendous & they would do excellent business. Really tired of having to drive to Almaden Expwy or Oakridge Mall for everything. When we saw the list of eateries slated for this new place we were equally disappointed. We are in terrible need of better, healthier, higher end restaurants in this area. Such as: Maggiano's, Pizza Antica, The Counter, Indian food, a good seafood restaurant; & perhaps Sino. And some better mid priced restaurants. Believe me these would do wonderfully in this area. We always have to go to Santana Row or Los Gatos or downtown for better dining. Very frustrating. Dump the Starbucks & put in a Coffee Bean instead. We have more than enough Starbucks' (way too many actually), in this area. Plus there's one in the new Target.

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  15. Hoping it will be soon open with all the store and restaurants.

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  16. Who cares about trader joes...over priced- just like Safeway...

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  17. Does anyone know when the new Marshall's will be open??

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  18. I agree that a Trader Joe's is a necessity. Almaden is too crowded and no parking. I always go to Morgan Hill. Something different would be wonderful, instead of the same stores and restaurants that are put in every shopping center. Some unique restaurants and stores would be such a welcome addition. Low income apartments will be a disaster and I have noticed that the parking spaces are too small, a la The Plant, making it too congested. I would like to know when Marshall's will open also. Why not put in a Stein Mart, there used to be one at the Great Mall until they remodeled.

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  19. why shop at Safeway? When you can shop @ FoodMaxx On 5510 Monterey Rd!! Unless you like throwing your money away!!!

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  20. Many years ago when Lucky's closed on Santa Teresa and Cottle, our 24 hour gym beat out Trader Joe's. So, we almost did have a Trader Joe's. And for those that have asked whether if we have low income housing in the area, well you are right! All next to the new shopping area Village Oaks.

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