David Baker Architects

Delmas Park

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Aerial view of Delmas Park with downtown San Jose in the background. Image: Bernard Andre.

Aerial view. Image: Bernard Andre.

The Delmas Park building is conceived as a gateway to the downtown district of San Jose, located at the corner of two major streets, West San Carlos and Bird Avenue. The mid-rise structure houses affordable rental apartments and features an active, pedestrian-oriented ground level with retail, public meeting space, and patio entries facing the sidewalk. The apartments wrap around a core of parking that is topped by a sixth level open-air community space.

Entryway + stair. Image: Bernard Andre.

Rear corner elevation. Image: Bernard Andre.

The transparent two-story residential lobby compliments Pensione Esperanza's two-story entry located across the street. There are four ground level loft style units along Columbia Avenue. These units have recessed entry porches and landscaped front yards that complement and reinforce the existing neighborhood fabric along Columbia Avenue.

Rooftop courtyard. Image: Bernard Andre.

Section box.


National Affordable Housing Merit Award
Multifamily Executive Magazine

project details


Affordable Housing, All Projects, Apartments, Mid-Rise Housing, Mixed-Use, Tall


San Jose, California


CORE Development Inc.


David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

Greg Lewis Landscape Architects

Structural Engineer

Hoogerwerf Engineering

Electrical Engineer

MDE Electric Co.

Mechanical Engineer

Acco Engineered Systems


W.L. Hickey + Sons


CORE Builders

Structural Concrete Contractor

Conco Cement Co.

Civil Engineer

Giuliani + Kull



project data
Delmas Park
West San Carlos Street + Bird Avenue
San Jose, California
Completed February 2007
number of units
studio 32
1 bedroom 43
2 bedroom 48
total 123
retail sf
density ratios
project sf 187,932
site sf 35,040
acres 0.8
total bedrooms 171
bedrooms/acre 213
units/acre 153
total 174
spaces/unit 1.41
type  embedded