Tasman East Development Breaks Ground

By Robert Haugh

Last week, Mayor Lisa Gillmor, City Councilmembers and several local dignitaries celebrated the groundbreaking for AVE Santa Clara.

AVE Santa Clara will be a premium 311-unit, eight-story, residential community from Ensemble Real Estate Investments. It is the first of Ensemble’s seven planned projects in the 45-acre Tasman East District.

“We are excited for the AVE Santa Clara development, which will continue the progress toward building critical housing in Silicon Valley. The future of hybrid housing is essential to promote both work and play, connecting our residents to the growing regional transportation hub, and also providing a community to the expanding technology sector right here in the City of Santa Clara, the Center of What’s Possible. We are thrilled to break ground for this future mixed-use development in Santa Clara for multi-generations to enjoy,” said Gillmor.

The Tasman East District is planned as a vibrant mixed-use community with up to 4,500 residences in a mix of architecturally distinctive mid-rises and high-rises. It’ll have up to 100,000 square feet of food and beverage and retail. 

The district will have 10 acres of parks and open spaces and an outdoor performance venue.  

“When AVE Santa Clara opens to residents in 2025, it will be the anchor and gateway for the Tasman East District,” said Ensemble’s Tyson Sayles. “With the well-documented housing shortage in Santa Clara Valley, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this unparalleled project and its exceptional walkable lifestyle community to the worldwide center of innovation.”

AVE Santa Clara aspires to achieve LEED Silver certification with a mix of solar energy, smart thermostats/lighting, and EV chargers.

AVE Santa Clara celebrated the project groundbreaking last week in the Tasman East area of Santa Clara.


  1. Full speed ahead on even more high density housing, more cars, pollution, congestion with ZERO thoughts to the mega drought we are in we’re communities are actually running out of water in California. No more building massive projects; we have no water and no future relief from this glaring fact. This area is also LOSING residents to other states. It is insanity to keep pumping out even more huge projects at this point!!!!

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