The Campus Village is an exciting mixed-use project which will include new student housing, faculty/staff housing, underground parking, recreational space, a computer lab, meeting rooms, retail space and the housing office.
The new housing is being designed to meet the needs of today's students who prefer suite and apartment style living options.
Three phases are planned to replace the existing housing, with construction on the first phase beginning in January 2003. Phase I is expected to open in August 2005.
Phase I is comprised of three buildings designed to house 2279 residents. The project site is approximately 4.45 acres and is bounded by Paseo de San Carlos to the north, San Salvador Street to the south, 9th Street to the west and 10th Street to the east. The buildings are planned for electronic key-card entry to the building unit as well as elevator access to all floors.
One building will include suite style housing for approximately 600 first year students. The focus will be on providing a first year experience program to assist students in their transition to college life. The suite style building will range in height from five to seven stories.
The apartment style student housing building will house approximately 1500 students. The focus will be on community building and independent living. The apartment style building will range in height from seven to fifteen stories.
The third building will be dedicated to faculty/staff housing in an effort to assist new employees in their transition to the San Jose housing market. The faculty/staff housing building will range from six to eight stories.
The Resident Activity Center will be located on the first floor in the apartment style building and will include a variety of community spaces to meet the needs of the residents.
A computer lab with approximately 35 stations and a training room will be included in the Resident Activity Center. Student recreation space including pool tables, video games and ping-pong tables is being designed as well as meeting rooms for campus events.
The Resident Activity Center will also include a retail component which may consist of a convenience store, coffee house and express food option.
Kiosks for checking grades and accessing the internet are also planned for this area as well as an ATM machine. The laundry room for the apartment style building as well as vending area will be included in the Resident Activity Center.
The California State University Board of Trustees approved the Campus Village in concept January 2001.
The board then approved the schematic design developed by Niles Bolton Associates in January 2002 and also certified the Environmental Impact Review.
The last level of approval is expected in September 2002 when the board will vote to approve the financing.