Month: May 2018

Hotel tower planned near Santana Row amid Google effect

Hotel tower planned near Santana Row amid Google effect

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SAN JOSE — Santana Row is miles from the site of Google’s proposed transit-oriented community in downtown San Jose, yet a developer believes a high-rise hotel planned near the iconic shopping center could benefit from the search giant’s future mixed-use development. The proposed hotel tower would rise a couple of blocks from the shops and restaurants in the eastern section of Santana Row, according to plans on file with San Jose city officials. “The potential of a Google presence in downtown San Jose gives the investors a lot of good feelings about this hotel,” said Henry Cord, a land-use and planning consultant who is working with the developer on this property. The hotel is envisioned as an 11-story building with 105 rooms, the planning documents show. “We would have proximity to Sant