A surface parking lot in San Jose could be redeveloped into a mixed-use development with housing, offices, and retail.
The owner of a north San Jose surface parking lot has filed a proposal with the city to develop the site with a mixed-use project that would include 510 residential units, a parking structure, offices, and retail, reports George Avalos in the Mercury News. Public city planning records did not disclose whether any of the units would qualify as affordable housing.
“The project would consist of a mixed-use development that would combine housing with offices, retail and residential with the existing office building.” To accommodate parking more efficiently, “The parking structure will use a combination of traditional parking stalls and a type of parking arrangement called stackers. Stacker parking allows vehicles to be stored vertically and then moved to the desired floor with lifts.”
This infill development project could be a welcome addition to an area booming with tech jobs but lacking in housing and which has become a battleground for zoning reform as new state laws preempt local control of zoning in favor of encouraging higher-density development.
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