North Forty

Location: 

Los Gatos, California

North Forty is a 34 acre (14 ha) site near downtown Los Gatos, California, nestled between Los Gatos Boulevard and the intersection of two freeways. The Santa Cruz Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop. The site is surrounded by uses ranging from retail to employment to single family homes to agricultural land. An extension of the VTA light rail system will run nearby. North Forty’s residential includes multi-family, tuck under triplexes, and a generous amount of townhomes. The mixed use component has residential units above ground floor retail as well as office space over retail. A 4-5 story hotel building lines the plaza on the west. Major commercial buildings front onto Los Gatos Boulevard for visibility and access.

North Forty’s circulation system makes full use of existing entry points. Primary circulation routes include a major street running the length of the project from south to north and two streets from west to east accessing Los Gatos Boulevard. A set of neighborhood streets enhances traffic flow and pedestrian access to all locations in the project. Noddin Avenue is the “main street” and the formal entry to the project, leading to the central plaza, the project’s commercial and residential heart.

Illustrative Plan
Existing Conditions
Land Use Plan
Primary Circulation
Overall view
View of main street

Project Summary

    

Client: 

Grosvenor Americas (San Francisco, California)

Type: 

Neighborhood Plan

Program: 

Mixed-use urban village on 34 ac (14 ha) site | 640 DUs | 180k sq ft (17k sq m) retail | 40k sq ft (4k sq m) office | Hotel | 1.7 ac (0.7 ha) parks

Status: 

Design completed 2009