Author: Janice Bitters (Janice Bitters)

Report: Downtown San Jose businesses move northward as tech keeps Bay Area market hot

Companies in downtown San Jose are getting pushed out as redevelopment hits the city’s center and major companies expand, causing many businesses to head north toward the city’s airport, according to a newly released report. The report, released Friday by Joint Venture Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and brokerage firm JLL, shows that commercial...

CA Senate candidates talk housing during Sunnyvale forum

As Democratic presidential hopefuls debated national issues Tuesday night, a trio of candidates vying for California’s Senate District 13 seat gathered in a little room inside Sunnyvale’s Elks Lodge to make their case to local voters. SV at Home Action Fund hosted the candidate forum, grilling the contenders on issues around housing, including their stance...

Changes coming to Santa Clara renters, homebuilders and Airbnb users

Changes are on the way for Santa Clara when it comes to residential rental rules, including short-term rentals made popular by websites like Airbnb. City elected leaders and planning commission members this month discussed changes for rentals that could affect how many people can rent a single-family home and create first time rules around short-term...

Google starts work on new downtown San Jose community center in historic building

When Google officials unveiled the company’s framework for a massive downtown San Jose campus, they promised residents community gathering spaces and “opportunity pathways.” Now they’re starting to deliver on that. Alphabet-owned Google has started work inside the two-story San Jose Water Company building at 374 W. Santa Clara St. to create a new community center...

Google submits formal campus plan to San Jose

Google submitted its formal application and master plan for its sprawling downtown San Jose campus Thursday, setting in motion its countdown to a late 2020 City Council vote on the 60-acre project. The submission is a “significant step toward bringing the project to reality,” according to Timothy Rood, a division manager in San Jose’s Planning...

Santa Clara to discuss Levi’s Stadium management, affordable housing and Airbnb rules

When Santa Clara city leaders meet Tuesday evening, they’ll revive the controversial discussion around the San Francisco 49ers’ management of Levi’s Stadium, reaffirming earlier decisions and giving residents — and the team — a chance to comment. The council will also discuss a 65-unit affordable housing project and consider potential changes that could affect renters...

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