Quality of Life Paramount at Model Mixed-use Development 
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DETAILS

LocationSan Jose, California United States
ClientFederal Realty Investment Trust
Size14 blocks (40 acres)

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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