February housing development updates for San Jose

From mixed-use spaces to affordable units for students and teachers, we’re rounding up new developments coming soon to the great 408.

Streetview of a 6 story mixed-use residential and retail space on a sunny day, with cars parked along the street.

Developments like Modera The Alameda aim to improve the affordability of housing in San Jose.

Image courtesy Google Maps

The California Department of Housing and Community Development recently approved San Jose’s Housing Element plans for the next decade — and San Jose’s skyline may soon start looking a lot more robust.

Let’s take a look at a few of the new developments coming to the great 408.

Pending Approval

Residential highrise, 439 S. Fourth St. | 210 units | With an emphasis on creating housing for San Jose State University students and faculty, this highrise would include a dog park, a gym + pool, and rooftop amenities.
Status: Awaiting City Council approval.

Concept art for VTA's Tamien Station development, including two beige and white 5-story buildings, trees, and people milling around a park.

VTA’s concept artwork for the Tamien Station Project.


Modera the Alameda, 787 The Alameda | 168 units | A SoCal-based nonprofit purchased this space with tax-exempt bonds to transition the apartments into affordable housing, serving residents making 50-80% of the area’s median income.
Status: Pending improvements + renovations, open date unclear.

Tamien Station, 1355 Lick Ave. | 555 units | VTA + UrbanCo-Tamien LLC split the project — which includes 135 units designated for affordable housing and 420 market-rate homes — into three phases.The project is designed for those making between 30-60% of Santa Clara County’s median income ($181,300/year).
Status: Phase 1, focused on affordable housing, broke ground in October, and is expected to complete by 2025.

Five Wounds Urban Village, multiple locations | 900 units | Part of the Five Wounds Urban Village Plan, multiple residential buildings, including Vila De Camila, Casa Inclusiva, and Residencias Arianna will include affordable + market-rate units.
Status: Approved, will break ground this year.


Stevens Creek Promenade Project, 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd. | Mixed-use | 407 units | The mixed-use space near Westfield Valley Fair and Santana Row would feature office, residential, retail, and restaurant space. 173 units will be allocated as affordable housing.
Status: Delayed to 2025, with construction beginning in phases.

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

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