- Groundwerx continues to get high praise from Downtown property owners. The latest annual survey shows:
- 92% satisfaction with the overall condition of Downtown
- 93% approval rating for Groundwerx clean teams
- 73% of respondents saw an improvement in overall cleanliness from last year
- 49% of respondents saw an improvement in safety
- 72% of respondents believe the overall image of Downtown has improved
- Music in the Park still has three more concerts this year at Plaza de Cesar Chavez:
- July 14: AC/DShe, The Killer Queens and The Drought
- Aug. 4: Ozomatli and Sonido Clash Session
- Aug. 25: Tower of Power with Super Soul Brothers
- The first BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) stations along Santa Clara Street are nearing completion and the entire project--including East San Jose stations--should be completed by early 2017.
- Voters approved a quarter-cent sales tax increase that will raise an additional $40 million each year. The extra funding will go towards:
- Basic road repair and replacement of major arteries
- Increase police staffing by 41 positions and community service officers by 19 positions
- Keep fire companies open, double officers in squad cars, and improve traffic signal technology for more efficient emergency and medical responses.
- Sund Construction is finishing the 850-bed Campus Village Phase 2 project just in time for the fall semester. This will bring SJSU's total capacity for on-campus housing to 4,000 students.
- Mo's (breakfast and burger eatery) is coming to 225 W. Santa Clara St., replacing Amici's pizzeria.
- Tac-oh! will serve 16 different tacos at 399 S. First St. (the former First to Market space).
Monday, July 11, 2016
July 2016 Downtown Dimension Highlights
Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension: