PATH Villas at 4th Street

  • San Jose, California
  • PATH Ventures

PATH Villas at 4th Street provides permanent supportive housing in San Jose’s civic center neighborhood with critical, on-site services that residents need to be healthy, stable, and to thrive.

PATH Villas is located on a site formerly home to Dick’s Super Market, a family-operated grocery store chain founded by Dick Tom Yee—a Chinese American entrepreneur who served the Hyde Park neighborhood in San Jose until 1987, and whose first San Jose store opened at this site on August 26, 1948. To preserve the heritage and legacy of Dick’s Super Market, the architecture features and repurposes original materials and key design features. The corner monument tower that once stood tall when the supermarket was in operations was recreated as a landmark memory point. Reclaimed lumber was also preserved for use as accent walls, while hanging ceiling features and glass block was repurposed and embedded into the wall design between the building’s offices and community space.

Serving formerly homeless seniors 55 years and older, the four-story, vertical mixed-use permanent supportive housing community offers a mix of studio and one-bedroom units over ground floor community space and on-site resident services. Project amenities include a community room with a teaching kitchen, sitting areas, central laundry rooms on each floor, elevators, supportive services offices, a conference room, and social services. It also includes a landscaped courtyard, an outdoor lounge on the second floor, and an outdoor dog run for residents with support animals. On-site assistance includes case management, mental health care, substance use treatment, life skills education, community building, and green education with a community garden.

Forty car parking spaces are provided in a surface lot on the northern and eastern portions of the site as well as 54 bicycle parking spaces. It is conveniently located approximately 1.6 miles north of Downtown San Jose with its services, entertainment, restaurants and retail.

Project Specs

Site Area:0.9 acre
Building Area:67,969 sqft total
Number of Units:94 apartments
Density/FAR:98 du/ac

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