Bayview Development Group Makes Progress on 75,251 SQFT Office Project in Downtown San Jose

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By Catherine Sweeney

Not long after completing work on its Miro Towers development, Bayview Development Group is proposing another commercial project in downtown San Jose. In June, the City published a draft EIR on the project, referred to as SuZaCo, giving a better look into what it will entail.

Located at 142-150 Santa Clara Street, the project would include the construction of a four- to six-story mixed-use building totaling approximately 75,251 square feet. The building would consist of ground floor retail/restaurant space and one level of below-grade retail (totaling approximately 11,790 square feet. The remaining space – approximately 63,461 square foot – would be reserved as office space.  

Designs for the project come from RMW Architecture, with rendering revealing a glass clad building with a spacious rooftop terrace. The project is being built on the site of the City Landmark building, which will also be implemented into the final design as it has been deemed a historic site by the city. Page & Turnbull will be handling the historic adaptive reuse process, which will allow for the retention of the historic brick facade of the building. 

According to project plans, the 0.34-acre site is currently developed with two-story mixed used buildings containing 11 residential units and nearly 21,000 square feet of commercial space. While the City Landmark building will be retained, other onsite structures would be demolished to make way for the project. 

The site is located in downtown San Jose near the San Jose State University campus. The area is aldo home to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Major cultural institutions and tourist attractions – including the San Jose Art Museum, Plaza de Cesar Chavez and the San Jose McEnery Convention Center – are also within close proximity of the property. 

Additionally, the property is just a short distance from Bayview Development’s recently completed Miro towers. The development is located at 181 E. Santa Clara Street and contains 630 residential units, more than 15,000 square feet of retail space and 10,000 square feet of office space. 

In general, the company has developed a number of commercial office and residential projects across Northern California. Other projects include Lawrence Station, a 170,000 square foot office building in Santa Clara. Additionally, the company secured entitlements for St. Patrick’s Way, a 499-unit residential complex in Dublin, Calif. In 2021, the project site was sold to Avalon Bay, according to previous reporting from The Registry. 

The currently proposed project is expected to begin as early as September with construction to last approximately 18 months.

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