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Quality of Life Paramount at Model Mixed-use Development

Location San Jose,, California, United States

Client Federal Realty Investment Trus

Scope Planning, Landscape Architecture

Size 14 blocks, 40 acres


Silicon Valley's premier shopping district

30,000 average daily visitors

40-acre neotraditional town center commands region's highest retail and residential rates

Based on studies of thriving European streets

Plaza provides flexible central space for everything from farmer's markets to concerts to an ice rink

SWA provided full landscape architectural services for the development of a neo-traditional town center near downtown San Jose. The client’s vision called for a variety of design styles to create a town center with an impression of growth over time. This theme is expressed in building elevations as well as landscape design. The restaurants and boutique retail stores on the main street are topped with the apartments, condominiums, lofts and the boutique hotel. The streets themselves have a “European” flavor. The 40-acre site contains 680,000 square feet of retail space including a shop/boutique-lined main street, 1,200 residences, 200 luxury hotel rooms, 15 to 20 restaurants, and entertainment facilities in a setting of landscaped parks, plazas and streetscapes. The project included completely upgrading the infrastructure of the area, transportation circuits, parking, access to I-280 and I-880; and wireless Internet access throughout.

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