The Mixed-Use Residential Community in San Jose’s SoFA District Offers 232 Residences
SAN JOSE, CA – February 9, 2017 – Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC) celebrated the grand opening yesterday of The Pierce, a mid-rise, 232-unit luxury apartment and retail community in downtown San Jose. Located at 2 Pierce Avenue, on Market Street between Pierce Avenue and Reed Street in the emerging South First Area district (SoFA)—San Jose’s visual arts and entertainment destination. Apartments at The Pierce are immediately available for move-in and include studios; one- and two-bedroom apartments; and two-bedroom, two-bath townhomes. Rental rates start at $2,200 per month.
“The Pierce offers mixed-use housing, 232 new homes, a stylish Voxel Cloud art exhibit, and residents on the ground who will enliven our streets,” says Mayor Sam Liccardo. “If that weren’t enough, The Pierce also raises the ‘cool’ factor of our city and will serve as an anchor for our downtown’s southern edge.”
The Pierce features the Voxel Cloud, an art installation of LED lights by Brian Brush that is sponsored by the Developer and the San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art department. Shining from the building’s rooftop and visible from Interstate 280, the Voxel Cloud acts as a light beacon that marks the southern gateway into the SoFA District.
“I had been eagerly anticipating the Pierce’s arrival since I opened up my gym across the street,” says Danielle Valley, owner of ThirdSpace Fitness. I love the eclectic mix of the modern and vintage style elements in the building, which is a beautiful and cozy addition to our vibrant SoFA neighborhood. I’ve fallen so in love with the neighborhood and the Pierce itself that I’ve moved in.”
In addition to the 232 stylish rental units available, The Pierce boasts 4,300 square feet of ground floor retail space. Two-story spaces at the ground level include a leasing center, art gallery reception lobby, high-speed wi-fi café, and fully equipped fitness center. An outdoor kitchen, screening room, bike shop, swimming pool, landscaped gardens, and roof terrace can be found on the upper floors of the residential portion of the community. The community also includes a two-story concrete garage with 323 spaces.
Designed by San Jose-based Steinberg Architects, The Pierce is targeting LEED Silver certification. The building’s plans incorporate streamlined architectural elements into a classic modern design. The landmark corner of Pierce and Market will be enhanced by a soaring public/private, glass-enclosed space, inviting the neighborhood to participate in the planned community amenity.
SRGNC partnered on the project with Chicago-based Pritzker Realty Group. The design/development team includes Steinberg Architects, general contractor Clark Builders Group, HMH Civil Engineers, The Guzzardo Partnership Landscape Architects, MEP engineer Belden Inc. and structural engineer Nishkian Menninger.
About Sares Regis Group of Northern California
Sares Regis Group of Northern California and its affiliates, Regis Homes Bay Area and Regis Contractors Bay Area, are regional companies based in San Mateo, California. As leading developers and managers of commercial and residential real estate in the western United States, the companies have more than 6.5 million square feet of commercial properties valued at $500 million and over 2,800 residential units under development. Since its inception, the company has acquired or developed approximately 46 million square feet of commercial properties and 20,000 multifamily and residential housing units. For more information, please visit: www.SRGNC.com.