I just wanted to share with you some relatively new visualizations of the Creative Arts Center that will be built in San Jose’s Japantown. This presentation was created by the architect firm Ankrom Moisan and presented before San Jose Arts Commission in January 23, 2017. The designs should be considered updates on previous designs, but this should not be considered to be final. I was not privileged to be present for this meeting. Perhaps those who were, can add some information.
Looks like the view from Seventh Street.
This looks like the view from the park.
We have seen visible progress seeing the large development at 10th and Taylor. Here are some highlights.
I was searching for the area that is supposed to be earmarked for retail. At the corner of 10th and Taylor, on the ground floor, I believe that I found it. However, most apartment complexes reserve such a key location for apartment manager’s office, places for new tenants to be sold on the property, and facilities for the tenants. So I don’t know for sure; I’m just speculating.
On the 10th street side, along the path of busy one-way commuter traffic, it’s good to see them reserving the graceful old trees (California sycamore?); there is also a set of courtyards along the length of the complex on that side, providing small oases of privacy. It will be interesting to see how they go in.
Here’s the Loopnet listing for the retail space.
Note a total size of 5,000 square feet, with a willingness to break up into separate shops of at least 2,000 square feet.
Opening date of September 2017 is listed.