Construction Update

Welcome to the Reserve Redevelopment Construction Update web site. The apartment complex formerly known as “The Reserve” located at 897 S. Winchester Boulevard, has been approved for development of 636 new apartment homes, with 8,000 square feet of retail and a plaza along Winchester. We would like to make the construction process as easy on the surrounding neighbors as we can.  We expect to update this web site periodically, at critical milestones.

As of January 23, 2018:

Preparation for slab concrete pours for the underground parking garage began in early January. The concrete pours will take about 9 months. Starting in February, most days of the week will be devoted to setting rebar and other things to get ready for the actual pour. And then, typically one day a week, there will be an all day concrete pour. On those days there will be many more trucks entering and leaving the site and there will be more noise than usual. The project must follow City of San Jose policies and environmental mitigations, such as modern mufflers on equipment, to minimize noise impacts. 
In addition to work happening on-site, there are several off-site construction activities. This will be updated if schedules should shift. Check back frequently.

As of August 29, 2017:

The buildings on the site have been torn down and most of the material has been removed. Some of the crushed concrete from demolition will remain on site for use in the new foundation. It’s part of the commitment to recycling construction materials.

Greystar anticipates that excavation for the underground parking garage will begin in mid to late September. This process will take 4-6 months. You may hear equipment and trucks on the site. Construction is inherently noisy. However, the project must follow City of San Jose policies and environmental mitigations, such as modern mufflers on equipment, to minimize noise impacts. 

As of June 13, 2017: 

Greystar is working to get the construction process started this summer. Here is a chronology of what you can expect in the first few months. 

  • Staring in mid to late June: trucks will be on site to remove materials from inside the buildings before demolition.
  • July-August 2017: Demolition is scheduled to begin in June and this will take 60-90 days.  Water will be used to control dust.  Sometime during that period, we will start to dig the hole required for the underground parking garage. This will begin on the south side (Williams) and proceed north.
  • September 2017 through early 2018: Excavation and shoring of the underground parking garage.  You may hear equipment and trucks on the site. Construction is inherently noisy. However, the project must follow City of San Jose policies and environmental mitigations, such as modern mufflers on equipment, to minimize noise impacts.

As of April 1, 2017:

Greystar is working toward a construction start date of May 1, 2017. Here is a chronology of what you can expect in the first few months.

  • April-May 2017: The property will be secured with a fence and regular patrols. Initially, you may see PG&E crews onsite decommissioning the existing buildings and preparing electrical systems needed for construction. Starting in late April or early May, trucks will be on site to remove materials from inside the buildings before demolition.
  • June-July 2017: Demolition is scheduled to begin in June and this will take 60-90 days.  Water will be used to control dust.  Sometime during that period, we will start to dig the hole required for the underground parking garage. This will begin on the south side (Williams) and proceed north.
  • August 2017 through early 2018: Excavation and shoring of the underground parking garage.  You may hear equipment and trucks on the site. Construction is inherently noisy. However, the project must follow City of San Jose policies and environmental mitigations, such as modern mufflers on equipment, to minimize noise impacts.