By Robert Haugh
We haven’t heard much about the City Place Project recently. But it looks like the City and the Related Company have been doing a lot of work.
Yesterday, they had breakfast with reporters to announce that they’ll be putting some shovels in the ground soon. (Note to Related team: sorry we couldn’t make it, but thanks for the invite. Hope you saved us some New York bagels.)
Related announced that one of the most famous architects in the world will be a part of the project — Norman Foster.
In 1999, Foster was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, often referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture
Foster designed Apple Park:
He also designed London City Hall:
And the Hearst Tower in New York:
With Foster and the Related Company, we know the development will be really cool. It’ll also be really big. Here are some numbers:
TOTAL PROJECT — 240 acres / 9.2 million Square feet
OFFICE SPACE / CAMPUSES — 5.4 million Square feet
HOTEL ROOMS — 700
EXTENDED-STAY UNITS — 400
RESIDENTIAL UNITS — 1,280 (with ten percent affordable units)
RETAIL SPACE, FOOD, BEVERAGE, AND ENTERTAINMENT — 1 million square feet
Santa Clara will have a really cool “uptown.” It’s going to dwarf places like San Jose’s Santana Row.
Construction begins in 2020.