On April 18th and 19th, 2018, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) held a COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE at the Bascom Community Center and Farnham Elementary School to update the community on the project and solicit feedback on the emerging Vision Framework and draft design concepts for the Bascom Avenue Corridor. This project is a partnership between VTA, San Jose, Campbell and Santa Clara County. You can help make the Bascom Corridor safer & easier to use for pedest
Construction expenses have pressured developers severely enough that new market-rate apartments are profitable in no more than two districts in San Jose, according to a new report presented to city officials Tuesday. Even worse, downtown San Jose — seen as a cornerstone of the city’s economy — is one of the sections where development of new housing is unlikely to produce profits for developers, a report from real estate consultancy Keyser Marston Associates determined. “The h
Gathering public input is critical to the success of all the planning efforts VTA undertakes. Thank you to those able to attend either of the two Bascom Corridor Complete Streets Study community meetings held April 18 and 19, 2018. For those that missed the meetings, there is still an opportunity to provide feedback. View the alternative designs and email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback will be shared with the project team as they move forward with
Dear Interested Community Member, Thank you for your interest in the West San Carlos and South Bascom (North) Urban Villages! The City Council hearing is rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (held at the San José City Hall Council Chambers located at 200 East Santa Clara St., San José, CA 95113). Public Hearing notices will be mailed shortly, but can also be found here for the West San Carlos Urban Village and here for the South Bascom Urban Village. Comments/Que
Since late 2011, Silicon Valley developers and urban planners have been awaiting details on how the City of San Jose plans to implement a wide-ranging vision for creating 70 urban villages by 2040.
At stake? A future San Jose stuck in suburban sprawl or a city that becomes the southern urban anchor that Silicon Valley lacks.
That tension was on display Tuesday at a city council study session that revealed financial impediments that could make it difficult for public secto
Last month, I wrote about West San Carlos Street as one of the major boulevards in San Jose. West San Carlos is the strategic link between our city’s downtown and the Santana Row/Valley Fair area. A major parcel on West San Carlos is the site of the former Fiesta Lanes bowling alley and retail/auto center. The City Council voted this month to remove the final hurdle in the transformation of this strategic parcel by funding the construction of a housing complex that would be e
West San Carlos (WSC), with its cool vibe and eclectic mix of businesses, is not only a destination in-and-of itself, but it also plays a pivotal role linking downtown San Jose and Santana Row. This area also happens to fall within both the city and county jurisdictions. This dual jurisdiction has historically thwarted development, and has made consistent code enforcement difficult. But with recent annexations, there now exists the opportunity for positive private economic de
The new, privately developed Willow Glen Town Square held its grand opening party Saturday. The event was well attended by happy residents, eager business owners, loyal patrons, and other local well-wishers who came to celebrate this wonderful new addition to our community. This well-planned development replaced a liquor store and non-optimized parking lot with a three-story office and retail complex complete with an on-site, updated garage. The property owner thoughtfully de