A freestanding home on a large plot of land in the South San Jose foothills is set to be demolished to make way for a warehouse.
Gretchen Kendrick, chief executive officer of Xebec, a Dallas-based real estate development and investment firm, is proposing the project for nearly six acres at 469 Piercy Road near the corner of Hellyer Avenue, according to city reports.
The project is set to be approved at a San Jose Planning Director’s hearing on Wednesday.
Representatives from Xebec were not immediately available for comment.
The proposed 134,589-square-foot warehouse is planned to be built for speculation, meaning there is not an end-user in mind yet. About 5,000 square feet of the building will be used for office space.
“The building is programmed and designed to attract users such as logistics, e-commerce, warehouse/distribution, wholesaling, and industrial services,” city reports said.
District 2 Councilmember Sergio Jimenez, who represents the area, declined to comment.
The land is designated in the city’s general plan as industrial park, and the proposed project helps further the city’s goals of encouraging development that provides jobs and revenue, and attracting and retaining a mix of industries in the city, among other attributes, city reports said. The planning director’s hearing is the only public approval the project needs to move forward.
Industrial park designations are intended to accommodate a broad mix of users “such as research and development, manufacturing, assembly, testing and offices,” city reports said.
A nearly 7,000-square-foot home stands in one corner of the lot, which is set to be leveled before the warehouse is built. The home site also includes a detached garage from a prior home built in 1970, but the rest of the site is undeveloped.
The existing home is not historically significant, as it was built between 1996 and 2001, city reports said. The site includes a groundwater well and an active septic tank.
The site is southwest of Silver Creek, in an area of San Jose mostly occupied by industrial buildings used for industries including tech, biosciences, pharmaceutical and medical and some large congregation churches, among other uses.
Two other developers are pursuing separate warehouse projects in the area, according to plans on file with the city.
Directly east of the 469 Piercy lot is a 14-acre piece of land at 455 Piercy being eyed for a roughly 121,000-square-foot warehouse project by Southern California self-storage developer InSite Property Group.
About a half-mile south at 550 Piercy, Houston-based Hines Interests Limited Partnership is aiming to construct two industrial buildings totaling approximately 422,670 square feet on nearly 29 acres.
This story will be updated.