San Jose State University
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Development projects would add student housing at San Jose State University

March 30, 2023
Officials say those and other facilities in the works will modernize the campus in downtown San Jose, Calif.

San Jose State University is planning development projects that will revamp the campus in downtown San Jose, Calif.

The San Jose Mercury News reports the university is either completing or actively planning four major projects as part of the modernization:

  • Campus Village 3, an expansion of the existing student housing on campus that would add at least 1,000 student beds.
  • Alquist Redevelopment, a replacement of the Alquist state building, that would create up to 1,000 residential units in a new facility about a block from the university.
  • The Interdisciplinary Science Building, which will be the university’s newest academic facility. The 164,000-square-foot building will focus on faculty-led student research and will contain teaching labs, research labs and collaborative spaces. It is slated to open later this year.
  • Spartan Athletics Center at CEFCU Stadium. The sports complex, set to open this summer, totals 55,000 square feet and will accommodate the football, men’s soccer and women’s soccer teams. The center will open this summer.

Campus Village 3, whose principal component is student housing, is poised to usher in the most visible physical changes on the campus. Plans call for 1,007 additional student beds, a welcome center and a 900-person capacity dining hall that will replace Washburn Hall and the older dining commons.

The Alquist Redevelopment is expected to create as many as 1,000 housing units. The housing complex could have a total cost of $750 million and would have at least 24 stories, according to a university web page. Construction is expected to begin by the end of 2024 and be complete sometime in 2027.

“Addressing the imbalance between jobs and housing in one of the most competitive markets for either can ensure that SJSU takes responsibility to safeguard the campus community’s long-term stability,” the university stated in a web post.

The first phase of this new housing village is slated to consist of a housing tower with 260 units. The second phase is expected to be a building with 171 units. A welcome center will be on the ground floor of phase one.

Construction of the first two phases is set to begin in summer 2024 and should be complete by 2027, according to a university post.

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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