Thursday, March 20, 2014

February 2014 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • A Downtown San Jose Street Life Plan is being developed to guide PBID investments over the next 10 years. The plan encourages social interaction, is pedestrian friendly, will enhance the image and brand of Downtown, and will amplify pride in the community. 
  • Business licenses taken out within the Downtown Business Improvement District increased from 2,050 to 2,112, showing that more businesses are locating Downtown.
  • The San Jose Museum of Art has launched an online database of its permanent collection of more than 2,400 works of art. You can access these at
  • The Downtown First United Methodist Church across from City Hall held an open house and its first worship celebration on Jan. 12th.
  • Koji has remodeled and reinvented itself as Nomikai on 48 S. First St.
  • CREAM opened on Feb 1st at 27 Post St.
  • Ozu Sushi is now open at 86 S. First St. in the former Smile Sushi location.
  • The Louisina Bistro is open at 19 N. Market.
  • Curry Pundits is open at 30 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 130.
  • MUJI has started carrying a variety of Japanese snacks such as cookies, chips, crackers, candy, chocolates, teas, and coffees.
  • The City Department of Transportation intends to install 1,200 Smart Meters in the Downtown core by the end of March. Eventually users will be able to pay using their phones or download an app that will direct them to unused spaces.
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  1. San Jose officially has a real vibrant downtown core!

    Vibrant streets track:

    First Street from San Carlos to Santa Clara- 100% leased and occupied. Totally functional by Friday next week with the opening of a bar next to Original Gravity.

    Paseo De San Antonio- 100% leased

    San Pedro Sq.- 100% leased

    West Santa Clara- 100 leased with fully functional space in 2 weeks as the pizza place opens up.

    These areas have steady foot traffic most of the time now. The other vibrant areas are SoFa, San Fernando St. east of First and areas around San Jose St like on Fourth st.

  2. San Jose became a such big city in the bay area. It is occupied by many interesting spots where people would go visit everyday. However, I'm looking for news, reports, events about public art of San Jose but there are nearly none. Do you know any thing about it?

    1. I would start by going to

    2. Thank you! I will check this out!