Plant 51

Working with Plant 51 LLC, HMH worked to help create an exciting new community close to downtown San Jose. This project site was an old canning facility and the homes were constructed within the old brick shell of the building. The interior landscape areas are divided into three courtyards and are all built on the podium. Raised planters include accent plantings and trees. Decorative tile and concrete paving accentuate the contemporary style of the project.

The historic Del Monte Cannery has been transformed into 156 urban living condos while retaining the historic integrity of the building. The podium level courtyard serves as the main open space for the residences. It features a central courtyard with deluxe BBQs and a calming fountain. The courtyards feature fire pits, raised platings, arbors, water features and lush planting.


  • Land Use Entitlements and Land Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Stormwater Compliance


San Jose, CA

Key Facts

  • Client: Centex Homes
  • Client: Plant 51 LLC
  • Urban Infill on Old Del Monte Cannery Site
  • 268 Single Family Condominium Homes
  • Transit Orientated Development near Diridon Station
  • New structure was built in the center of the existing brick structure.

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