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Real estate: Family eyes homes, offices near San Jose Berryessa BART station


SAN JOSE — A local family has proposed the development of a big office building and hundreds of residences, including some affordable homes, at a choice site a short distance from the Berryessa BART station in San Jose.

The property that is slated for development is at 1655 Berryessa Road and is roughly a 10-minute walk, or a five-minute drive, from the Berryessa BART station a half-mile away.

“This location will benefit from the retail, shopping, and dining amenities nearby, the new neighborhood center nearby, and it’s easy walking distance to BART,” said Erik Schoennauer, a San Jose-based land-use consultant who is providing advice on the project.

The Facchino family, whose first local business was a Depression-era trucking operation in downtown San Jose, is seeking to build a mixed-use development on the Berryessa property, which the family has owned for a half-century.

Ralph Borelli, a San Jose-based real estate broker and developer, is working with Schoennauer to represent and advise the Facchino family in its efforts to develop and market the site, which totals 13 acres.

The property is being called the Facchino District of the BART Berryessa Urban Village.

“Development in the Facchino District is envisioned with a mix of commercial and residential uses,” Borelli stated in a brochure that is marketing the office portion of the project.

A preliminary proposal for the Facchino property suggests that 320 residential units and 200,000 square feet of offices could be built on the site.

However, the development rules for the Berryessa urban village could allow as many as 850 residential units and up to 480,000 square feet of office space.

The Facchino family started in the trucking business in 1931 on 6th and Taylor streets near downtown San Jose.  The family bought the Berryessa Road property in 1972, according to Schoennauer.

KRP Architects, KTGY Architecture, Borelli Investment Co.

A mixed-use development of homes, offices, and a park at 1655 Berryessa Road in San Jose, site plan. A local family has proposed the development of a big office building and hundreds of residences, including some affordable homes, at a choice site a short distance from the Berryessa BART station in San Jose.

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Location of a 13-acre site at and near 1655 Berryessa Road in San Jose (outlined) that is a short distance from the Berryessa BART station. A local family has proposed the development of a big office building and hundreds of residences, including some affordable homes, at a choice site a short distance from the Berryessa BART station in San Jose.

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KRP Architects, KTGY Architecture, Borelli Investment Co.

Elevations for an office building that would be part of a mixed-use development of residences and offices at 1655 Berryessa Road in San Jose. A local family has proposed the development of a big office building and hundreds of residences, including some affordable homes, at a choice site a short distance from the Berryessa BART station in San Jose.

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