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Downtown San Jose Gets More Housing And Colorful Light Sculpture

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Downtown San Jose Gets More Housing And Colorful Light Sculpture

Sares Regis Group of Northern California opened its newest housing development in Downtown San Jose last week. The Pierce, a 232-unit $88M mid-rise complex at 2 Pierce Ave., includes 4,300 SF of ground-floor retail. The site is in the emerging South First Area district (SoFA), San Jose’s visual arts and entertainment area.

Downtown San Jose Gets More Housing And Colorful Light Sculpture

Apartments are available for immediate move-in. As of Feb. 9, 82 units had been leased, of which 62 were occupied. Rents start at $2,200. The Pierce offers studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom, two-bath townhouses.

Downtown San Jose Gets More Housing And Colorful Light Sculpture

Amenities include a swimming pool, an art gallery reception lobby, a high-speed WiFi café, a fitness center, an outdoor kitchen, a club room, a screening room, a bike shop, landscaped gardens, a roof terrace, a dog wash, and a two-story garage with 323 spaces. The Pierce is targeting LEED Silver certification.

Downtown San Jose Gets More Housing And Colorful Light Sculpture

The Pierce’s roof features the “Voxel Cloud,” an art installation of LED lights by Brian Bush sponsored by the developer and San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art department. The installation is visible from I-280 and provides a gateway into the SoFA district.

SRGNC partnered with Pritzker Realty Group for this project, which was designed by Steinberg Architects. Other companies involved include general contractor Clark Builders Group, HMH Civil Engineers, The Guzzardo Partnership Landscape Architects, MEP engineer Belden Inc. and structural engineer Nishkian Menninger.