Housing developments coming to San Jose in 2024

New year, new you, new housing coming soon. Builders and designers are hard at work to bring these developments to San Jose in 2024.

Rendering of a building in San Jose, with people walking nearby.

The Fay, a new housing tower along South First Street, will be completed this year.

Rendering courtesy C2K Architecture

San Jose’s skyline is about to get a lot more full as the city continues to address housing shortfalls. With fast-moving approvals, builder’s remedies, and changing plans, the housing landscape could be changing dramatically.

Here’s a quick rundown of new housing projects to expect this year in the great 408:

Coming soon

New details have emerged for El Paseo Shopping Center in West San Jose. The former Hallmark + Lucky buildings will be demolished to create 165,949 sqft of commercial space + 994 residential units across four mixed-use buildings. It would also include a senior assisted-living facility, and a grocery store or supermarket. The plans are currently awaiting approval from City Council.

Breaking ground

Orchard Residential is set to begin construction in the first quarter of this year. The new housing tower in downtown’s SoFA district will create 540 new residential units at the site of the former Bo Town restaurant (409 S. Second St.). There are no details on how many units will be affordable.

A building under construction along a busy San Jose street, with palm trees, construction equipment, and several work trucks nearby.

The Fay is on track to be open to tenants in January 2025.

Photo courtesy C2K Architecture

Opening soon

The Fay, a new residential tower in SoFA, has reached its full height as of this month — and is on track to accept tenants in January 2025. The tower, fully visible from 280, will feature co-working spaces, a gym, a sky garden, and a rooftop pool. Each unit will be fully furnished with in-unit washers + dryers, and include a flexible pet policy. Details on affordable units were not available.

We’ll keep an eye on the skyline for any new projects coming to San Jose this year.

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