AMCAL Equities, Swenson to Develop 1,039-Bed Student Housing Property in San Jose

by Amy Works

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A joint venture between Los Angeles-based AMCAL Equities and Northern California-based Swenson is developing The Grad, a student housing community in downtown San Jose.

Situated within one block of San Jose State University, the 19-story, L-shaped building will feature 260 units totaling 1,039 beds. The top 17 floors will offer apartments, while building services and student amenities will occupy for first three levels, including double-height retail space on the ground floor.

Interior, student-focused amenities will include a two-story lobby, yoga and spin studio, shared study rooms, computer center, multipurpose lounge area and leasing office/concierge desk.

The property will feature an outdoor amenity deck with an exercise center with aerobic and weight equipment; a swimming pool with spa; sundeck; cabanas; barbeque grills; and picnic area. The amenity deck sits atop a three-story parking structure with a bicycle repair station and storage for 575 bicycles.

Completion is slated for late summer 2020.

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