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111-Year-Old San Jose Building To Be Moved Sunday — And Will Become Affordable Housing Units

Due to two pandemics currently occurring, the 4-unit Palalesen apartment at 14 East Reed Street in San Jose will be relocated to a new address within 1/4 mile of its current address tomorrow.

Similar movement to a 139-year-old Victorian home in San Francisco (intended for puns) Lifted by trailer last monthThe historic South Bay multi-unit dwelling will travel a short distance (three blocks) tomorrow.

according to KPIXThe relocation, scheduled to take place between 8am and noon on Sunday, will give way to multipurpose commercial facilities and 336 residential skyscrapers. And if it wasn’t for the community behind the structure, it could have been demolished very well.

Ben Reach, Secretary-General of San Jose Conservation Action CouncilSaid that the original plan to move the building collapsed last year.

“No one gave up and the stars lined up in a straight line,” Reach said. “When I saw it go to the landfill, no one really thought I could put it in my stomach.”

Reach said it KT Urban and Scape San Jose LLC, The previous owner had donated the building to Human Habitat East Bay / Silicon Valley.. A new chapter in the building 111 years ago is expected to be restored to a more renewed dwelling. The plan is to sell them to low-income households in the area for less than half the market price.

Members of the city of San Jose have allowed the building to be placed at a new address for $ 1 to offset the additional cost of restoring the property. However, it is estimated that restoration, refurbishment, and ultimately conversion to low-income housing will cost approximately $ 1.6 million. Qualified persons can purchase the unit for approximately $ 232K under the current requirements of the city of San Jose.

“I’m really excited to see this roll down the street on Sunday,” Reach said. The community also gathered for the relocation of the building itself. Over $ 265,000 has been raised to offset the cost of moving and refurbishment. “I have never actually seen a structure move this way.”

(On February 20, Reach didn’t seem to be near Hayes Valley.)

Around NBC Bay AreaThe building has long been considered a special part of the neighborhood and features the design elements of the “Prairie School, Craftsmanship, Mission Architecture School”. For decades when it existed, the unit has historically been rented to working class people. The occupants of the building include everyone from farmers to clerk to waiters.

Relation: Here’s how to move your 139-year-old Victorian home to 635 Fulton Street:

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