Putting a New Face on Los Gatos Boulevard
• Updated the exterior of a vacant 20,000 sq. ft. commercial building in a prime business location on Los Gatos Blvd. in Los Gatos
• Completed all exterior improvements on schedule and on budget
• Provided construction management services for 10,000 sq. ft. of ground floor tenant improvements for YogaSource Los Gatos
• Are designing and building five of up to ten spaces for the 9,800 sq. ft. of space on the building’s second floor
In 2008, a 20,150 sq. ft., two-story commercial building was constructed on a parcel of just less than one acre on Los Gatos Blvd. in a prime business area in Los Gatos. The expectation was that the building would quickly be leased. But that was before the Great Recession changed everything for a lot of people and businesses throughout Silicon Valley.
Since its completion in 2008, the building at 16185 Los Gatos Blvd. had sat vacant. In 2009, the Town of Los Gatos issued a use permit for a bakery and café, but the business never moved in. Finally, in mid-2011, new owners purchased the building and signed a lease with YogaSource Los Gatos to occupy the entire 10,350 sq. ft. ground floor.
To ready the building for the new tenants and prepare the 9,800 sq. ft. of space on the second floor for leasing, the new owners called upon SiliconX Construction to give the building a thorough facelift.
Working with Kelly Simcox of Studio G Architects in Campbell, SiliconX updated the exterior design for the building. The fresh new look involved the addition of a stonewall feature to the front of the building facing busy Los Gatos Blvd., as well as repainting the entire exterior. SiliconX also installed a sophisticated new electronic irrigation system and landscaping to improve the overall presentation of the building. In addition, the system includes advanced water metering capabilities that will enable the landlord to accurately track and bill water usage by the building’s tenants.
Further, SiliconX provided construction management services to the building owners for the ground floor tenant improvements for YogaSource Los Gatos — ensuring that all work was completed in a timely manner and within budget.
With YogaSource Los Gatos open for business hosting classes, workshops, teacher training, private retreats, and more, the building is finally seeing the use for which it was built.
The new owners have been very satisfied with the work that SiliconX Construction has completed on the building to-date, and the owners have engaged SiliconX to design and build the first five of up to ten units that will be available for lease on the building’s top floor.