Monday, January 30, 2012

December 2011 Downtown Dimension Highlights

Here are my notes from the latest edition of Downtown Dimension:
  • Sadly, Music in the Park has run it's course and will be replaced by multiple smaller events Downtown as well as improved existing events (ex: Blues Festival in St. James Park, SoFA Street Markets during First Fridays, and Left Coast Live).
  • The San Jose Marriott receives the 2011 Jim Fox Golden Nail Award for contributions to the character of Downtown.
  • The Downtown PBID responsible for Groundwerx is up for renewal this year. Also some improvements are planned:
    • New focus on helping fill up Downtown office and retail vacancies, such as helping new tenants expedite permitting with the city planning office.
    • Improve Downtown Safety
  • Oracle has moved 62 people into the Sobrato building with plans to move 180 more people soon.
  • USF is now open for business at 125 S. Market.
  • The Capital Club has just finished a $2.8M remodel and now includes an outdoor sky lounge with fire pits, private work spaces, an expanded bar, and a media room (100+ inch flat screen) with Bay Area sports memorabilia.
  • Downtown's Memorial for Veterans should be re-installed very soon (the 76 white flags by Adobe).
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1 comment:

  1. The marriott adds to the character of downtown? That's sorta weak, sorry san jose.