Developer transforms empty movie theater in San Jose
Transactions - OCTOBER 21, 2021

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Developer transforms empty movie theater in San Jose

by Andrea Zander

Urban Catalyst has plans to convert a movie theater into an indoor miniature golf/restaurant/bar in downtown San Jose, Calif.

The Paseo project is transforming the long-dormant Camera 12 theater into 100,000 square feet of mixed-use office and retail space.

“Our goal is to activate downtown San Jose, and this is a great first step,” said Erik Hayden, CEO and founder of Urban Catalyst. “Urban Putt will provide a unique experience for visitors from the South Bay and beyond. And this is just the beginning of our plans for lighting up the Paseo de San Antonio.”

The Paseo development is one of six ground-up projects in downtown San Jose funded through Urban Catalyst’s first opportunity zone fund, which closed in December after raising $131 million. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2022.

“Nearly all 25,000 square feet of retail space at Paseo has already been spoken for,” said Josh Burroughs, partner and chief operating officer at

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