The Plaza is part of a joint effort to redefine and create neighborhoods and communities in downtown San Jose. Developed in conjunction with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, this award-winning condominium project is a prime example of the city’s goal to create high-density, low-rise residential development downtown. The three-story building sits upon a parking podium a half level below grade, and surrounds a landscaped central courtyard that provides views to interior units. A number of the larger units are townhouses with upper floors popping up above the third floor, creating a varied roof-line. The ground-level units open onto the street, with front stoops that accentuate the neighborhood feel.