Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 2012 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • Hundreds of new residents are coming to Downtown San Jose courtesy of two new high-rise rental buildings that will break ground early next year: One South Market (285 units) and The Carlyle (347 units).
  • The 17th season of Downtown Ice began on Nov 16th and the opening ceremonies featuring Kristi Yamaguchi will be on Nov 23rd at 5:30pm.
  • A new, super fast, free WiFi system is has been deployed throughout the Downtown core and is undergoing final testing. It should be ready very soon.
  • Japanese retailer Muji has signed a lease for 7,000sqft at the base of the Fairmont Annex.
  • The San Pedro Square Market now has 20 businesses, including newcomers:
    • Sama Zama - made to order soups, salads, and sandwiches
    • CaliDog - Californian cuisine meets Asian fusion
    • Phonomenal Noodle House - Pho and rise dishes
    • Polkadotz - mini-gourmet cupcakes
  • The Civic has completed its $15M renovation, including leather seats and cup holders, new sound/video/lighting systems, and updated bathrooms and concessions.
  • Work on San Carlos Street is wrapping up this month and will greatly expand the sidewalk and add a lighted public art display.
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1 comment:

  1. There are 16,600 housing units of all types in the downtown core/frame area of San Jose with pop. of 45,000, according to city planning dep..
    There are almost 8,800,000 sq. ft. of office spaces with 23,000 office workers downtown core, according to Ritchie Commercial. There are 2,400 hotel/motel rooms downtown, according to city convention visitor center. Isn't this a nice sized downtown?