Tuesday, May 5, 2020

May 2020 Downtown Dimension Highlights

The latest addition of Downtown Dimension is now live. Below is a summary of the content this month.

The MAY 2020 Downtown Dimension is now available.

In this edition:
  • As part of the process for Diridon Station Area Plan planning, city transportation staff disclosed a proposal that would close the northbound off-ramp from Highway 87 onto Santa Clara Street, much to the surprise of many key stakeholders.  The purpose of the plan update is to include Google's Downtown West (DoWe) proposed development. 
  • BART and VTA have decided to take one step backward to move forward on how it will dig BART tracks underground through downtown San Jose.  The big tunnel idea has been scrapped in favor of the original idea to place stacked tracks through downtown, which requires a smaller, less-costly dig.
  • Business survived the second month of shelter-in-place by giving themselves a pep talk.
  • SJDA plans to open its Friday Downtown Farmer's Market June 5, 10 am-2 p.m.
  • Groundwerx management answers questions about cleaning and keeping downtown safe during shelter-in-place.
  • Urban Community and Swenson keep buying property downtown.
  • A new scooter company moves in.
  • The popular From the Archives feature summarizes downtown highlights 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years ago.
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