3090 S. Bascom | San Jose, CA

Housing to Create Context, Shape Outdoor Space, Create Delight

DESCRIPTION

The project is a six-story mixed-use building with over 2300 sq. ft. of commercial space and 90 units of affordable housing. Twenty-nine units are set aside for the formerly homeless as supportive housing. The building is planned to be all-electric with PV panels on the roof to maximize the building’s energy efficiency.

The mixed-use development wraps around a south-facing courtyard, which creates two smaller wings near the residential neighborhood at the back of the building. The circulation elements, stairs, elevators, and ends of corridors, are recessed or accentuated to break up the building mass further.

The building frontage along South Bascom Avenue is broken up to create an entry for the commercial space and break up the mass of the building. This mid-section is lower by one story for roof-top open space. To create a pedestrian scale along the street, an arcade element at the podium level extends from the commercial space at the drive entry along the front of the building, creating a gateway at the residential entry.

 

Design Features

  • Human scale massing at street
  • Naturally warm materials that have match historical San Jose vernacular in a modern aesthetic; brick, clay brick, block warm screens, cement plaster
  • Reduced visual massing from all sides
  • Middle section steps back from the sidewalk, tying the building together, creating interesting entries at a pedestrian scale for the commercial and residential spaces
  • Middle section steps back from the sidewalk, tying the building together, creating interesting entries at a pedestrian scale for the commercial and residential spaces

Project Information

  • Client: Affirmed Housing Group
  • Building size/acres: 75,000 sq.ft./ 0.64 acre
  • Density: 90 units
  • Construction est.: TBD

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