Mixed-Use Downtown Development Featuring Silicon Valley's Largest Planned Rooftop Bar Receives Approval
Posted on August 14, 2020.
Approval has been granted for a mixed-use project in downtown San Jose that would feature Silicon Valley’s largest planned rooftop bar. The developer, Urban Catalyst, received city approvals on Wednesday for their project located on downtown San Jose’s historic Fountain Alley, dubbed the “Fountain Alley Building”.
The project is a six-story development is set to include 67,000 square feet of Class A office space and 19,500 square feet of retail space. The development’s signature element will be a 5,000 square foot rooftop bar and lounge. A glass elevator located on the side of the Fountain Alley Building would take patrons from Fountain Alley to the rooftop lounge. The new structures main lobby will be in the adjacent Knox-Goodrich building at 36 S 1st St.
The Knox-Goodrich building is a historic city landmark built in 1889. One of the conditions for approval of the Fountain Alley Building is that the developer is required to observe their historic preservation permit by creating a large interior display of the Knox-Goodrich building and the Lido building in the main lobby that shows their historic and architectural significance.
The Fountain Alley Building project is set to break ground in the second quarter of 2021 with an expected completion sometime during the second quarter of 2023.