By Meghan Hall
Coleman Highline, a tech complex that has become quite the icon in Silicon Valley, could have an expansion in its future. Cupertino-based Hunter Storm is moving forward with a new office building at 1185 Coleman Ave., which could bring 289,988 square feet of office and 1,000 new employees to North San Jose.
The new office building would sit on about 4.5 acres. Preliminary designs from Gensler show a modern office building with large windows. Materials such as high-performance glazing, glass fiber reinforced concrete, and gray aluminum panels will be utilized to clad the building.
City documents also indicate that a number of amenities are also planned, including at-grade courtyard space and a ‘highline’ that will connect the new project to an adjacent garage. Plans also indicate that a number of outdoor spaces, from terraces to patios with seating, will also be included in the development.
The project is currently undergoing review. Planning documents indicate that Hunter Storm intends to start site grading in July, with formal construction kicking off in September of this year. Construction of the new building is expected to take 14 months. Completion is targeted for August of 2023.
According to the property’s website, Coleman Highline is one of the biggest development projects in North San Jose. When fully built-out, the project will span eight different buildings totaling more than 1.5 million square feet of space.
“Coleman Highline was inspired by such masterpieces as the New York High Line, which is one of the most innovative and inviting public spaces in the country,” a marketing brochure for the development states. “Coleman Highline brings the indoor work space outdoors, and offers a unique, state-of-the-art experience for tenants to thrive.”
Thus far, the development has attracted major companies; in November of 2020–at the height of the pandemic–an affiliate of Blackstone paid $275 million for three buildings within the complex. All three buildings, which include two office buildings and an amenities building, are fully leased to Roku. Roku’s square footage within the complex totals about 730,000 square feet. Verizon has also leased some 640,000 square feet of space at the project, where it can accommodate more than 3,000 employees.
As of this writing, Hunter Properties had not yet returned The Registry’s request for comment.