Very affordable housing sites thrust ahead close to downtown San Jose

SAN JOSE — Two household challenge web-sites that could generate a lot more than 200 units of affordable housing are remaining eyed just east of downtown San Jose in the vicinity of a foreseeable future BART halt in the Bay Area’s most significant city.

A sizeable stage ahead in the completion of the inexpensive households has arrived with the order of one of the two internet sites by a residential developer, in accordance to Santa Clara County residence files submitted Nov. 6.

The two web-sites are positioned close to East Santa Clara Road and North 21st Road, according to general public documents and the webpage of Initial Neighborhood Housing.

“This is a terrific space for very affordable housing,” explained Geoffrey Morgan, president of San Jose-centered 1st Community Housing, whose principal mission is the advancement of cost-effective residences. “You have providers and transit. It’s pedestrian-pleasant.”

1st Local community Housing, acting through an affiliate known as Stone North, has purchased a property at 995 E. Santa Clara St., county paperwork display. The organization compensated $5.5 million for the parcel, in accordance to home information. Housing Trust Silicon Valley provided the funding for the obtain.

“It’s vital for very affordable housing to be dispersed throughout the metropolis of San Jose so that it is not just clustered in the downtown core or in the vicinity of Diridon Station,” said Bob Staedler, principal government with Silicon Valley Synergy, a land-use and setting up consultancy.

South Bay Athletics Coaching & Batting Cages at present operates on the 995 E. Santa Clara web page, which is roughly .4 acres.

Initially Local community Housing already owns an adjacent parcel at 21 N 21st St. That great deal, which is about .5 acres, is vacant.

“We want to develop our source of housing exactly where it is needed the most,” Morgan claimed. “We are having some excellent opinions about these jobs. We are pretty energized to have the possibility to proceed to serve the Roosevelt Park neighborhood.”

The two adjacent housing web sites that Initially Neighborhood now owns are east of downtown and a limited length from a BART station slated to increase close to Five Wounds Church.

“This is a great spot,” Staedler mentioned. “Every bit of affordable housing can help.”