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Old August 3rd, 2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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San José [Santa Clara County] Development News

Continued from old thread which is archived here:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...345480&page=52

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Old August 3rd, 2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 08:22 PM   #3
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SJC Expansion News Clip

Here's a news clip from ABC regarding the airport expansion. There's also a new rendering of Terminal B that I have not seen before.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...cal&id=5528766
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 09:11 PM   #4
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Nice new digs!

Though it kinda feels like our old place.

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Old August 3rd, 2007, 09:56 PM   #5
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Work on Tower 88 has slowed down. According to a Webcor supervisor, Cal OSHA inspected the crane this morning and found a frayed cable and shut down the crane. According to the supervisor, the crane will be out of service for about a week.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 10:43 PM   #6
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Tower 88 Update - 08/03/07

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Work on Tower 88 has slowed down. According to a Webcor supervisor, Cal OSHA inspected the crane this morning and found a frayed cable and shut down the crane. According to the supervisor, the crane will be out of service for about a week.
... in the meantime, maybe we'll see more windows going in. Here's a shot from today, Friday 8/3 showing current exterior walls and the first few windows going in place:

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Old August 3rd, 2007, 11:11 PM   #7
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Since we're starting a new thread, we need to post a compilation of the new projects somewhere on the first page!
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Ive just sent a request for this thread to be stickified. We'll be back on top!
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 11:55 PM   #9
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Was the old thread straight up deleted? We might have wanted to pull some info out of it still.

EDIT: I am blind!
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 11:58 PM   #10
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Was the old thread straight up deleted? We might have wanted to pull some info out of it still.

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no, it's not deleted, i moved it to the archive section. there is still a link on the front page of this forum. it;s just no longer stickied.

EDIT: i'm blind too.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #11
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Cool You guy's thought you got rid of me

I found you guy's.... and for the record, I still lay claim to the 1000th. post
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Old August 4th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #12
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SJC is definitely doing a lot of work to speed up and compete with OAK and SFO. However, none of these improvements really go toward international travel It looks like SJC will consolidate eventually into a national airport. The city is probably seeking long term plans to move international landings somewhere else.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #13
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SJC is definitely doing a lot of work to speed up and compete with OAK and SFO. However, none of these improvements really go toward international travel It looks like SJC will consolidate eventually into a national airport. The city is probably seeking long term plans to move international landings somewhere else.
i forget who it was, but in the last thread, somone mentioned that if mineta changed its status from Intl to national airport, the planes could take off and land in the direction of santa clara, thus allowing downtown to build higher towers. can someone tell me why this can only be done as a national ariport? why cant this be done right now? im assuming its because the airport would have less flights being national instead of intl??...
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Old August 4th, 2007, 04:26 AM   #14
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Old August 4th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #15
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i forget who it was, but in the last thread, somone mentioned that if mineta changed its status from Intl to national airport, the planes could take off and land in the direction of santa clara, thus allowing downtown to build higher towers. can someone tell me why this can only be done as a national ariport? why cant this be done right now? im assuming its because the airport would have less flights being national instead of intl??...
Someone is pulling your leg. Takeoffs and landings have to be into the wind. This is for safety and noise reasons. If planes were to takeoff with a 30 mph tail wind, the takeoff speed would need to be about 60 mph faster than a takeoff into the same 30 mph head wind. Also if a gust occurred from the tail, that could force the plane into the ground. Landings have similar safety problems and can also be forced into the ground.

The control tower is constantly monitoring wind direction and if it changes, takeoffs and landings are changed to the opposite direction. This is why sometime planes takeoff over San Jose during the early morning (wind may be South to North). But usually by 10 am, the wind will switch so that it blows from North to South after that and takeoffs will then be over Santa Clara.

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Someone is pulling your leg. Takeoffs and landings have to be into the wind. This is for safety and noise reasons. If planes were to takeoff with a 30 mph tail wind, the takeoff speed would need to be about 60 mph faster than a takeoff into the same 30 mph head wind. Also if a gust occurred from the tail, that could force the plane into the ground. Landings have similar safety problems and can also be forced into the ground.

The control tower is constantly monitoring wind direction and if it changes, takeoffs and landings are changed to the opposite direction. This is why sometime planes takeoff over San Jose during the early morning (wind may be South to North). But usually by 10 am, the wind will switch so that it blows from North to South after that and takeoffs will then be over Santa Clara.
Wow, who needs Discovery Channel when we have this board!

Good to see you around more, MikeF. Welcome.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #17
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REMINDER...

We're set to meet for beers at Teske's (255 N. First Street & Devine) this Tuesday, August 7th at 7:30.

If enough people can't make it, we can reschedule, but I think a few people were on board.

Of course, all are welcome.

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Old August 6th, 2007, 09:29 AM   #18
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So anyone know what's up with the Northpoint projects? Are we seeing any movement from them? And also, have we finally reached an agreement on the Mitchell Block? My trip to Los Angeles only had me cowarding in fear for San Jose and the rest of Santa Clara county to end up like them.
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Old August 6th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #19
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Cool NorthPoint Update

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So anyone know what's up with the Northpoint projects? Are we seeing any movement from them? And also, have we finally reached an agreement on the Mitchell Block? My trip to Los Angeles only had me cowarding in fear for San Jose and the rest of Santa Clara county to end up like them.

This is directly from their website, and note that the whole block where the delmas tower is planned is now fenced off. The businesses where the tower at Second and St. John St. is planned, have started to vacate. If this is any indicator.


88 North First Street, San Jose, CA.
Description: With twenty-two stories of luxury highrise residential homes having every conceivable amenity, Northpoint Development's "88 North First Street" project in the heart of downtown San Jose will attract the successful executive as well as professional dual-income couples and high-income singles. This premier site is located on the corners of First Street, Second Street, and St. John, directly across from St. James Park. Step out the door and the light rail system and planned BART extension connect the new homeowner to all parts of Silicon Valley. Completion of entitlements is expected no later than January 2008.
Project vision: The project is envisioned as a multi-tower complex providing 9,000 square feet of upscale retail space, and 414 residential units located on the top sixteen floors. Typical one-bedroom residential units will be 800 square feet, with two and three-bedroom models from 1000 — 1500 square feet. The top two floors will consist of luxury penthouses with two and three-bedroom configurations from 1200 — 2200 square feet. Competing luxury high-rises are the CIM tower selling many units at a price over a million dollars, along with the K-T Properties project selling many of their units for over a million dollars. The competitors sites are in less desirable locations than Northpoint Development's "88 North First Street", in part because their locations are within the flight path of San Jose International Airport.
Amenities will include a state-of-the-art health club, rooftop garden, and generous balcony space. A luxurious, expansive lobby will stimulate the senses upon entering the doors of 88 North 1st St. Retail space will be marketed to small, upscale restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops.
View from St. James Park | View from corner of 1st St. and St. John Ave. | Aerial View
300 South Second Street, San Jose, CA.
Description: Located on San Carlos Street between Second Street and Third Street, adjacent to the State of California building and the Federal Building, and one block from the San Jose State University campus, Northpoint Development's lively "300 South Second Street" project will attract the new Silicon Valley technology professionals with its world-class architectural design, dual towers, twenty-two floors of 598 modern, upscale residences, and 36,164 square feet of colorful shopping, unrivaled food and exciting entertainment. Completion of entitlements is expected no later than August 2008.
Project vision: This mixed-use residential project consists of dual towers of twenty-two floors with 900 square foot one-bedroom residential units, and two- and three-bedroom units vary from 1050 — 1200 square feet. A wide variety of optional upgrades will be available, and most of these units will be marketed towards move-up homebuyers and corporations buying secondary living space. The top two floors are designated for penthouse units, with large living spaces (from 1800 — 3000 square feet), 12 ceilings, and an express elevator. The penthouse interiors will be selected by purchasers working with in-house interior designers to create unique custom-designed suites.
The retail/pedestrian plaza will consist of 36,164 square feet of retail and restaurant space and over 17,400 square feet of open, public space. The vision includes a jazz club, coffee shops, various restaurants, cleaners, and other fine retail establishments. People will be able to stroll through our landscaped paseo and open plaza between San Carlos, 2nd St., and 3rd St., visiting interesting kiosks, shops, outdoor dining, and entertainment. This covered, but open plaza is sitting beneath 598 new front doors connecting the most dramatic residence in all of downtown San Jose. This Plaza will have a lease value in excess of $25,000,000.
View of 300 South Second Street | View of 300 South 2nd retail layout | Aerial View
Fifth Street Tower, San Jose, CA.
Description: Designed in cooperation with the First Methodist Church, the seller of the site, the "Fifth Street Tower" residential project is a reflective glass skin T -shaped tower that is located immediately across Santa Clara Street from the new City Hall building. Completion of entitlements is expected no later than September 2009.
Project vision: This residential tower of 384 units will consist of twenty-two floors built above two levels of underground parking, 9,000 square feet of retail space, and town homes along 6th St. The latter will likely be purchased by the businesses and professionals that work on a daily basis with the various departments of the new City Hall. The residential floors are designed for small families and move-up buyers, consisting primarily of one- and two-bedroom condominium homes with custom options and amenities that exceed those of other projects being planned by competitors.
View of 5th St. Tower — First United Methodist Church (foreground) and Vintage Tower Apartments (immediate right). | Aerial View
Delmas Tower, San Jose, CA.
Description: "Delmas Tower" is a 72-unit, 8-10 story mid-rise residential condominium project with pool and health club located on the border of mid-town and Metro San Jose, near all downtown freeways, the light rail, the new BART extension, and railroad and bus transportation. It is a short walk to all of downtown San Jose, including the nearby Adobe headquarters, downtown San Jose's largest employer. Entitlements will be completed by January 2008.
This two phase project will include an additional 85 condominiums in a four story, over podium structure along Auzerais Avenue, which is adjacent to Delmas. This phase has significant environmental issues that are currently being mitigated by the seller.
Project vision: These well-appointed, luxury condominium homes range from one-bedroom units of 800 square feet to two- and three-bedroom units up to 1500 square feet. Each unit of "Delmas Tower" will have a balcony that is the full width of the living room, allowing residents to take full advantage of San Jose's 300 days per year of sunshine. A second phase is located around the corner at Auzerais Street, and will consist of three, four, and five tier structures designed to interface well with the surrounding community of single-family homes.
View of the Delmas Tower | Aerial View
Las Brisas, San Jose
Description: Las Brisas is a five story project located on Alum Rock Avenue in East San Jose, three miles east from downtown. Phase one of this joint-venture building project consists of 84 units. Phase two of the project will provide an additional 40 units and an acre of community parkland. The project gives residents quick access to downtown San Jose. The planned BART extension will have a station nearby. This is a workforce project with 20% BMR ("below market rate") units, which will be marketed toward first-time home buyers and families.
View of Las Brisas
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Old August 6th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #20
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The crane at Tower 88 is back in operation sooner than expected. The site was busier than usual today with a very large amount of deliveries.
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