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Old January 20th, 2018, 06:43 PM   #17081
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VTA and BART should commit to single tunnel in downtown San Jose

Mercury News makes a strong case for a Single Bore tunnel thru DTSJ where all of the businesses along this route will fully support.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/...town-san-jose/

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The main plus for San Jose is that the deeper single tunnel would avoid massive disruption of downtown during five years of construction — no small advantage for a blighted urban core just now catching a wave of market demand.

The old cut-and-cover construction for stations would mean having three blocks of the city’s main east-west street, Santa Clara, from Market to Third, fully ripped up for the greater part of five years. The single-tunnel stations are smaller. Vents and such would have to be installed, but it would be no different from routine utility repairs in the street.

BART dismisses the five-year disruption as short-term. But that’s like insisting on using a big incision to remove your gall bladder instead of having laparoscopic surgery. You can survive both, but why opt for more pain?
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Old January 21st, 2018, 08:11 AM   #17082
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Sparq - Jan 15, 2018:







Looks like quick progress on the foundation.
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Old January 21st, 2018, 09:38 PM   #17083
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Old January 21st, 2018, 09:44 PM   #17084
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Old January 21st, 2018, 11:52 PM   #17085
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Hi guys, it has been way too long! I'm trying to catch up on old posts before being active again in this forum (about 4 weeks behinds still). I have a question from a San Jose Blog Reader that I can't find an answer to. Does anyone know what the latest is on the Quakes Academy Development?

"I was born and raised in San Jose. About four years ago I made the move with my new family to Corvallis OR. I frequent this blog to still keep up to date with development from back home. Is there anyway you guys can shed some light on what's happening with the Quakes academy development that was last to be developing the park on Coleman. Thanks, keep up the good work!"
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Old Yesterday, 12:28 AM   #17086
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Hi guys, it has been way too long! I'm trying to catch up on old posts before being active again in this forum (about 4 weeks behinds still). I have a question from a San Jose Blog Reader that I can't find an answer to. Does anyone know what the latest is on the Quakes Academy Development?

"I was born and raised in San Jose. About four years ago I made the move with my new family to Corvallis OR. I frequent this blog to still keep up to date with development from back home. Is there anyway you guys can shed some light on what's happening with the Quakes academy development that was last to be developing the park on Coleman. Thanks, keep up the good work!"
Hey Josh -- check out this post:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...ostcount=16502
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Old Yesterday, 05:23 AM   #17087
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Looks like quick progress on the foundation.
no underground parking?

Nevermind, I see parking will be on floors 1 and 2

"The project would include two-stories of parking that is screened from the street by the proposed
commercial uses and community spaces...The project would include up to 105 vehicular parking spaces in the
parking garage with vehicle stackers comprising 25 spaces of the total provided.
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Old Yesterday, 08:41 AM   #17088
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Looks like they're working on Miro towers pretty quickly than what I was expecting.
For real, these guys don't F around. I always thought this project as one of those "pipe dreams" since they'll be two highest towers in SJ that actually look decent, which means that in years past they will not get built LOL

So we'll be seeing 2 cranes at least by 2019, 3 if Miro decides on using 2 at the same time.

SJ Downtown will look very different by the time HSR and BART get here in 2025, just in time for visitors to look at a new Downtown Hopefully all 3 NSP high-rises will be finished by then, plus the new Adobe high-rise, Museum Place, Parkview, and Post. Imagine that, if we get all the above done by 2025, it would have been 14 new 200+ footers beginning 2015 (1SM). Not shabby AT ALL! With HSR and BART starting their runs at Diridon, the high-rise construction pace may accelerate even more!!!!

When the two Miro high-rises, Adobe high-rise, and Graduate finish out in 2021, we would have built basically the same number of 200-footers (beginning with 1SM in 2015) in 6 years as we have built from 2000-2014, a time span of 15 years.
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM   #17089
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Just saying, the tone sounds familiar. Discussion point is fine, I just had PTSD
Ehh, my apologies quaddy My mood tends to mirror that of Sharks and Quakes game results
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Old Yesterday, 08:48 AM   #17090
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All right, folks... the next few weeks will be extra interesting as I will participate in a conference on Smart Growth and Development. A gist of what events I'll participate in:

January 31st: touring Downtown San Jose (with a focus on Diridon) with professionals abound (there is also a meeting at San Jose SPUR on Diridon at 12:30pm the same day)

February 1st to 3rd: conferences in San Francisco (with opportunities to fit in a SPUR meeting in either San Francisco or Oakland on the 1st)*

February 3rd: biking tour of affordable housing units around San Francisco (with GoBike)

More details here

* - See SPUR events here
-- 1/31: Reaching New Heights at Diridon, SJ, 12:30pm
-- 2/1: What's New for the South of Market, SF, 12:30pm
-- 2/1: Better BRT in the East Bay, Oakland, 6pm

And if you're interested about what's going on at SJC, there is a walking tour of it on February 1st at 12:30pm -- slots fill up fast, so sign up soon if you want to join in.
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Also, for Robert: I wonder what will happen to the current Great Mall/Main Transit Center once all VTA bus ops will move to Milpitas BART. Will that be converted into an additional shopping precinct, additional parking space, or (hopefully) a mixed-use structure with shops on the ground floor and housing above?
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Old Yesterday, 04:40 PM   #17092
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Per VTA documents they want to market it as TOD property. I’ll edit this post with a link when I can find it again!
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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM   #17093
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Update on Fort Bay Signature Project @ 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd.

It looks like Miramar Capital is involved in the financing of the Fort Bay Signature Project @ 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd.

https://www.miramarcapital.com/san-jose-ca/

Here are some updated renderings for this project from Miramar Capital:


rendering of new office building


rendering of new residential building

Here is information on this project from February, 2017. http://news.theregistrysf.com/fortba...west-san-jose/

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The developer is aiming to complete the application process by the end of Q2. The project could potentially be approved as early as late 2017 or Q1 2018, with a phased construction period to begin in 2019.
Information from the EIR still in progress: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/66230
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The residential makes a lot of sense in that location for the reasons they note. Low rise with these kinds of attributes can sell among tech workers:

‣ Within 1.6 mi of new Apple Spaceship HQ w 2.5M sf of office and 12,000 employees
‣ Within the Cupertino School District, one of the highest rated school districts in California
‣ Within 1 mi of the Harker School and Archbishop Mitty High School, 2 of the highest regarded private high schools in Northern California
‣ Within 1.5 mi of Santana Row and Valley Fair Mall
‣ Easy access to 85, 280, 880 Freeways
‣ Close proximity to San Jose Airport

Not sure that having offices in such close proximity would attract families with children, who would prefer a park or child-serving amenities.
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Old Yesterday, 07:34 PM   #17095
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Also, for Robert: I wonder what will happen to the current Great Mall/Main Transit Center once all VTA bus ops will move to Milpitas BART. Will that be converted into an additional shopping precinct, additional parking space, or (hopefully) a mixed-use structure with shops on the ground floor and housing above?
I've been honestly thinking about this too. A mixed-use structure with shops on the ground floor and housing on top would be the dream, but Simon (owners of Great Mall) need to fix their parking problem by adding another parking garage somewhere. It's impossible to shop here on the weekends and an even bigger nightmare during holiday season.
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Old Yesterday, 09:15 PM   #17096
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It looks like Miramar Capital is involved in the financing of the Fort Bay Signature Project @ 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd.

https://www.miramarcapital.com/san-jose-ca/

Here are some updated renderings for this project from Miramar Capital:


rendering of new office building


rendering of new residential building

Here is information on this project from February, 2017. http://news.theregistrysf.com/fortba...west-san-jose/



Information from the EIR still in progress: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/66230
This will be a nice addition to an area we get few changes to discuss. Hope it gets approved sooner rather than later
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It looks like Miramar Capital is involved in the financing of the Fort Bay Signature Project @ 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd.

https://www.miramarcapital.com/san-jose-ca/

Here are some updated renderings for this project from Miramar Capital:


rendering of new office building


rendering of new residential building

Here is information on this project from February, 2017. http://news.theregistrysf.com/fortba...west-san-jose/



Information from the EIR still in progress: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/66230
for some reason i always thought this was at the old garden city casino site until i checked the address today. between the two developments, the stevens creek urban village will be off and running. it's going to be interesting to see how the city responds to any proposal on the tax cash cow car lots that line most of the street now...
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