Big tech, logistics center is being eyed at north San Jose site

SAN JOSE — An old research and office site in north San Jose could be transformed into a modern industrial center for advanced manufacturing or tech-oriented logistics under a plan being floated at City Hall.

A development group intends to bulldoze an existing four-decade-old structure at the corner of Lundy Avenue and Concourse Drive and replace the property with a brand-new industrial building, plans on file with city officials show.

The new building would sprout on a 4.1-acre site at 2105 Lundy Ave. and 2031 Concourse Drive, according to the development proposal.

9th St. Partners, a real estate company that state business records show is based in the Los Angeles-area city of Manhattan Beach, has proposed the project.

2105 Lundy Ave. and 2031 Concourse Drive, a 4.1-acre site in north San Jose. 

The proposed building would total 102,000 square feet if it is developed, the project plans show.

The project would represent a big increase in the size of the building on the property. A 24,900-square-foot building constructed in 1983 now occupies the site.

“The outdated property is currently approximately 50% vacant,” according to the proposal.

The potential development would be of the type that could attract major tech-powered logistics and commerce companies such as Amazon.

“The proposed project is designed to reposition the property as a modern industrial facility that will appeal to technologically oriented logistics and/or manufacturing companies,” the development plans state. “The current improvements are functionally obsolete for these types of companies.”

The new project could provide an economic boost for this section of San Jose.

“Companies will be able to attract skilled workers with a high image (and) comfortable work environment” if the project is built, 9th St. Partners said in the development proposal.

The development company intends to develop the project on a speculative basis, that is, without any tenants signed up in advance.