Takara Bio plans revamp of north San Jose campus

SAN JOSE — Takara Bio USA, on the heels of its purchase this year of two big office buildings in north San Jose, has crafted plans to create a campus on its newly bought property.

The company is eyeing the development of an enclosed courtyard that effectively will create a unified complex and a link between the office buildings the company bought in May in north San Jose, according to preliminary plans on file at the city Planning Department.

The development proposal also calls for the construction of two canopies. One canopy will be built at what will be the main entrance for the evolving mini-campus. The other will be at a staff entrance.

The efforts are a reminder that some tech and biotech companies don’t necessarily intend for their employees to work from remote locations on a permanent basis, despite the uncertainties ushered in by the coronavirus.

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Jose Canseco’s former home base in Encino lists for sale

In Encino, an English country-style home owned by baseball great Jose Canseco in the mid-2000s is up for grabs at $2.59 million. That’s about $1 million more than it sold for last summer, records show.

Gated and landscaped, the two-story home draws the eye with a brick-and-stone exterior lined with lattice windows. A pair of stone lions frame the double-door entry, leading into 5,169 square feet of updated interiors.

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Affordable homes, some for the homeless, eyed near San Jose malls

SAN JOSE — PATH Ventures, which specializes in affordable homes, has proposed a residential development that would replace some retail buildings on West San Carlos Street in San Jose.



an aerial view of a city street: PATH Villas at West San Carlos, a proposed 94-unit residential development at 1921 W. San Carlos St. in San Jose that will be 100 percent affordable, concept.       Dahlin


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PATH Villas at West San Carlos, a proposed 94-unit residential development at 1921 W. San Carlos St. in San Jose that will be 100 percent affordable, concept. Dahlin

The new residential development would sprout at the corner of West San Carlos Street and Cleveland Avenue, just east of Interstate 880 and a short distance from Valley Fair mall and Santana Row, according to documents filed with city planners.

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“PATH Villas at West San Carlos will be a 94-unit affordable, mixed-income housing development serving families in the West San Carlos Urban Village Plan area,” PATH Ventures stated in documents on file with the city’s planning department.

The proposed development might be able to extend its

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