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    Affordable housing eyed at San Jose restaurant site

    SAN JOSE — A development of hundreds of affordable houses could sprout in San Jose on the site of a shuttered restaurant, according to very preliminary plans being considered at City Hall. The proposed development would be 100{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} affordable and is slated for a site where the Fish Market restaurant operated for more than two decades until coronavirus-spawned economic woes forced the seafood establishment out of business last year. The 1.9-acre project site is at 1007 Blossom Hill, where the restaurant had operated since 1997. If built, the affordable housing proposal could serve as an example of how properties with closed businesses can be revitalized amid unprecedented economic upheaval. The project…

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    Big office, housing towers eyed in downtown San Jose

    SAN JOSE — A busy developer is raising money through an opportunity zone fund to build a new office tower and housing highrise at a choice site in downtown San Jose — and is assembling four properties to build the towers next to each other. Urban Catalyst, an increasingly busy development firm, is planning a project called Icon/Echo, a downtown San Jose development that will feature an office tower and a residential tower next door. “We see what is happening in downtown San Jose and we are happy to be a part of that revitalization,” said Erik Hayden, founder of Urban Catalyst. Urban Catalyst was formed to create funds that…

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    Arbor tower will be downtown San Jose gateway

    SAN JOSE — An office complex proposed by a global and local development alliance would preserve a prominent office building and create a new office and retail tower poised to be a new gateway to downtown San Jose. The new office and retail tower would sprout at 255 W. Julian St. and connect via a sky bridge to the well-known Davidson Building in downtown San Jose, according to a proposal being circulated by world-acclaimed developer Westbank and local developer Gary Dillabough. The Davidson Building site is deemed to be a choice location for development in downtown San Jose, being perched prominently next to the interchange of State Route 87 and Julian…

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    Affordable homes eyed near San Jose train stop

    SAN JOSE — A big new residential project that would include affordable homes could sprout near a light rail station and the Scottish Rite Center in San Jose, according to preliminary plans circulating at City Hall. The proposal is contained in plans a developer has submitted to San Jose city planners, according to documents on file at the city. “We really feel there is a big need in San Jose for affordable housing,” said David Lewis, the project developer. Potentially 400 or more residences would be built on a site at 2455 Masonic Drive, which is just south of Curtner Avenue and between State Route 87 and Almaden Expressway. It…

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