Northpoint Plaza: Makeover Marks a New Beginning for Los Gatos Building

Owners of Northpoint Plaza Selected SiliconX Construction for the building’s makeover.

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  • Provided a full façade update with new landscaping and signage
  • Completed all construction work including applying the stucco accents and repainting the entire building without inconveniencing the building’s tenants
  • Relied on innovative value engineering techniques and close cooperation among the building’s owners, construction team members, and Town of Los Gatos planners to complete the project on budget and on schedule
  • Have seen the occupancy rise from less than 50% to close to 100%

Built in 1980, the two-story, 18,000 sq. ft. building in Los Gatos formerly known as Greenfield Plaza was showing its age. Located at 634 N. Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos’ prime North Downtown area, the building had provided quality space for retailers and business and professional firms for more than three decades. But it had fallen into disrepair as of late and the tired two-story, Spanish-style structure needed a complete makeover to regain its premier status.



Although the building was in desperate need of renovation, the space had remained at close to 50% occupied. This meant that the construction would need to be done without disturbing the existing tenants. The new owners decided that the Spanish-style motif wouldn’t change, but virtually every exterior architectural element would require updating. In addition, the owners were naturally anxious to finish the work on the newly renamed Northpoint Plaza as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible — to attract and retain tenants.



SiliconX Construction was selected to handle a full façade update of Northpoint Plaza. The work included a complete re-facing of the stucco and repainting of the building including the addition of artisan ceramic tile accents from Mexico, new balcony railings, energy-efficient exterior lighting, new walkways and benches, new signage, and extensive landscaping with accent walls to match the main structure.

One of the most challenging aspects of the project for SiliconX was repainting the exterior and applying the stucco accents without inconveniencing the building’s tenants. SiliconX and its team worked closely with Epoch to ensure that the tenants could continue to operate their businesses normally throughout the entire renovation.

Through meticulous planning, excellent responsiveness from the Town of Los Gatos, and a number of innovative value engineering techniques, SiliconX was able to complete the project to the highest standards of quality while staying on budget and on schedule.



Today, Northpoint Plaza presents a dramatic profile at the entrance to Los Gatos’ North Downtown area. The two-story building offers Class A ground-floor retail suites in addition to a variety of second-floor offices with high ceilings, full-height doors and narrow bay-depths for fantastic window lines. A secured underground parking structure provides ample on-site parking for tenants and visitors alike.

The offices are within easy walking distance of shopping, banking, restaurants, and other services in the downtown Los Gatos area. The outdoor benches provide a pleasant sitting area near the main entrance. The building also offers excellent access to Highways 85, 17 and 9 for timely, trouble-free commutes.

With the renovation complete, local property manager, Borelli Investment Company, quickly increased the occupancy to close to 100%, where it has remained.

For the full story about how SiliconX met the project’s needs on time and on budget, or to obtain a quote on your next project, contact Tony at, or call (408) 418-0099 (w) or (408) 318-1869 (c).