Miro, San Jose’s Tallest Building, Tops Out

MIRO to deliver 630 apartments to the heart of downtown San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (July 21, 2020) Bayview Development Group, together with national architecture firm Steinberg Hart and Suffolk Construction, today announced the topping out of San Jose’s tallest building, MIRO, a 630-unit mixed-use residential community comprising two 28-story towers. Located across the street from City Hall, on Santa Clara Street between 4th and 5th Streets, MIRO will offer an elevated standard of living in San Jose.

“Topping out the super structure represents an important milestone in delivering a truly unique mixed-use project that adds much-needed housing supply to the local market,” said Ted McMahon, Chief Investment Officer at Bayview. “With its elegant design and many desirable amenities, MIRO is redefining the city’s skyline and providing individuals who wish to live downtown with greater optionality.”

Slated for completion in spring 2021, this bold, high-profile project features approximately 50,000 square feet of amenities including sky lounges and terraces; a garden deck with a pool and dog run; community and coworking lounges; a movie room; and a fitness center and yoga room, among others. The property will also feature more than 15,000 square feet of retail space and 10,000 square feet of office space. This live/work environment is poised to benefit from strong demand for housing given its proximity to major area employers including San Jose State University and the Adobe and Cisco campuses.

“The sophisticated living experience is enriched by a host of technologies aimed at blending convenience and enjoyment, while granting residents more control over their surroundings,” said Eric VanderMaas, Director of Operations at Bayview. “In addition to maximizing interior comfort, the property boasts stunning 360-degree views of the Diablo Range to the East and the Santa Cruz Mountains to the West.”

A recent topping out ceremony was attended by McMahon and VanderMaas from BDG, Steinberg Hart Chairman Rob Steinberg, Partner Asheshh Saheba and Project Architect Kazuko Kimura; Suffolk Construction Project Executive Kevin Patmon and Site Supervisor Joe Nelson; and Jeff Brink of DCI Structural Engineers; and local dignitaries including San Jose City Manager David Sykes, Chief Building Official Chu Chang, Development Facilitation Officer Emily Lipoma, Chief Economic Development and Land use Officer Kelly Kline and Senior Council Assistant David Tran of CM Peralez’s office.

“I am grateful for the vision, perseverance, and commitment of the Bayview team to embrace our City’s long-held vision of building a vibrant and high-reaching Downtown,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “Miro Towers will provide homes for more than 600 families and single residents and will architecturally complement our iconic City Hall.”

Designed by Steinberg Hart, MIRO will introduce a new level of high-rise living to downtown San Jose, featuring a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts, as well as 16 penthouses. Residents are welcomed home through a street-level lobby experience that anchors the towers to the ground. The residences have been designed to have flexible spaces to create adaptable environments that each occupant is able to curate to their lifestyle.

“We’ve taken great care to make sure MIRO fits seamlessly into its surroundings and acts as a positive catalyst for the neighborhood,” said Saheba. “The synergy between the two towers – connected by a communal podium level – is reinforced through the activation of the buildings’ facades, which blend outdoor private terraces with common amenities and contribute to an active texture for the city.”

Technology is playing a critical role in the construction of MIRO, allowing for close collaboration between Suffolk, Steinberg Hart and DCI Engineers – the project’s structural engineer. In addition to driving efficiencies, minimizing waste and promoting safety, the plan-and-control method Suffolk has employed has helped enhance productivity throughout the construction process.

“We are thrilled to work alongside Bayview and Steinberg Hart on this project, which will be an important addition to the San Jose community,” said Mike DiNapoli, Suffolk’s regional manager in San Francisco. “Our approach to construction is rooted in innovation, and the sophisticated models we’ve employed throughout this project has delivered value through greater collaboration, increasing real-time communication and mitigate risk.”

About Bayview Development Group

Bayview Development Group is a privately held real estate development and investment firm focused on developing high-density, mixed-use projects in Northern California.

About Steinberg Hart

Steinberg Hart is an international design, architecture, and planning firm that creates inspiring places rooted in design excellence and community. Since 1953, Steinberg Hart has worked with leading institutions, developers, and government agencies to build a progressive portfolio of award-winning projects. Focusing on education, residential, urban mixed-use, hospitality, civic, arts, and commercial office projects, the firm’s team of architects, designers, planners, and sustainability experts create environments that sculpt space to shape lives in subtle and empowering ways.

About Suffolk Construction

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research/development.

Suffolk is a national company with $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

Media Contacts:

Megan Kivlehan for Steinberg Hart

Megan.Kivlehan@icrinc.com | 646-677-1807

Sharon Lin for Bayview Development Group


Yvonne Chavez for Suffolk