A developer proposal to build a master-planned urbanist community next to the Santa Clara Metrorail station has passed a first vote by city commissioners.
According to The Real Deal, the commissi0ners voted to accept the proposal by developer NR Investments, but will also open up the land to competing bids.
An official Request For Proposals will be issued to other developers in 45 days. Other developers interested in the land would then have 45 days to respond.
The NR proposal was designed by DPZ CoDesign, the Miami-based pioneer of the new-urbanism movement.
According to the proposal, the 18-acre city-owned GSA/Solid Waste property that is now mostly used as a maintenance and waste facility next to the Santa Clara Metrorail station would be redeveloped with:
- 2,500 residential units (of which 500 will be workforce)
- 100,000 square feet of retail
- 300 key hotel
- 200,000 square feet of office
- 5 acres of green space
- six parking garages
There would be seven high-rise buildings rising up to 30 stories, along with a mix of mid- and low-rise buildings.
The developer is proposing to environmentally remediate the site, currently used as a dump and auto repair facility.
They will also build an indoor civic space (wither a library or study house) and outdoor green space with a community market open to the public.
The low and mid-rise buildings:
View from Santa Clara station: