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https://www.amcalhousing.com/amcal/the-graduate-san-jose/

The Graduate is a 260 unit/1,039 bed off-campus student housing project located on a 1.5-acre site, located within one block of the San Jose State University (SJSU) in San Jose, California. It will be a newly constructed property designed to meet the needs of students and will be located one block west of SJSU and less than 0.5 miles from the central core of the campus.

The new community will include an upscale, high-rise, mixed-use building that will offer furnished student housing to the students of SJSU.

The Graduate will consist of one, 19-story, L-shaped, elevator-equipped high-rise building with student-oriented amenities. The top 17 floors will offer apartments, with building services and student amenities on the first three levels, and double-height ground floor retail.

Most floor plans are designed to give students their own private bathroom, except for one four-bedroom floor plan that will include three baths


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https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10...-arrives-days-after-mayor-touts-housing-plan/

Downtown San Jose residential tower launch arrives days after mayor touts housing plan

SAN JOSE — The Graduate, a new residential tower geared towards students in downtown San Jose, is poised to be a fresh development venture that can help combat the Bay Area housing crisis.

Developers say The Graduate, an L-shaped project being built at 300 S. 2nd St., is a 260-room high rise a block from the edge of San Jose State University.

The project is a joint venture of San Jose-based Swenson, a realty development and investment firm, and Los Angeles-based Amcal Equities, a long-time residential developer.

“The Graduate will serve as a significant bridge between campus and the SoFA District as well as the surrounding urban amenities of downtown,” said Case Swenson, president of Swenson.


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https://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/66829
 

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I love how fast they're going with this project. I wonder how many floors we will see by the end of the year.
isn't it refreshing to see a project progress faster than a silvery tower snails pace? if they only completed 2 floors a month, they'll be topped out around the end of the year. i'd bet it'll be more like september/october though. the construction update quoted a summer 2020 completion date, i'd say they're well ahead of schedule.
 

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Just passed by The Graduate last night. Looks like they have steel work for the second floor already.
i too drove by last night. i noticed they have two concrete pump towers in place, one on either wing of the structure. hopefully they'll get the 2nd floor deck poured and the tower crane up this week. once that happens, they should be off to the races since the floor plates on levels 2-16 are nearly identical.

i'm somewhat surprised by the schedule though. they're going from the starting line to topping out in under 1 year. then allowing 2 additional years to finish construction until occupancy in fall 2020. i'm surprised they haven't accelerated the schedule to open for fall 2019. it's not out of the realm of possibilities. it would also cut down on construction costs and set a good example for other projects around town.
 

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Looks like it will be a major part of the view from here.

I do hope for the best for SJSU. Recently how many beds have been added off campus and on campus?


San Jose State University Campus Village Phase II was 850 beds, but net was less since they demolished other housing. 27 N. 6th added 119 units, with 2-4 beds per apt. So probably around 1000 students got to live closer to campus, and this will be another 1000.
 
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