Housing

Housing

San Jose coalition plans one-stop homeless service center

A group of advocates, residents and religious leaders is pushing San Jose to help establish a center to provide food, medical treatment and resources to find housing and jobs for the homeless population. The coalition, headed by Lighthouse Ministries, hopes to buy a vacant building at 303 N. 15th St. that used to house the Apollo Adult Day Care and...

San Jose’s Breeze installation may change locations

For more than a year, San Jose residents have awaited news on a proposed downtown landmark on public park land. The latest update has the location shifting to a more urban environment. In a presentation to the city’s Neighborhood Services and Education Committee last week, Nicolle Burnham, deputy director of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services,...

San Jose could cut parking requirements for new developments

San Jose planning officials are split on a proposal to eliminate minimum parking requirements for new building projects and what it could mean for the future of the city. The San Jose Planning Commission voted 6-2-3 Wednesday to receive a report with several alternatives for reducing parking spaces. Commissioners Rolando Bonilla and Jorge Garcia voted against...

San Jose ends food program supporting homeless people

San Jose is winding down a hot meals program that started during the COVID-19 pandemic, and homeless advocates worry people will go hungry. The hot meals program, funded by the federal CARES Act, has helped feed homeless residents at encampments and motels throughout the pandemic that upended the lives of many in Silicon Valley. Nonprofits, food banks and...

UPDATE: San Jose officials suggest historic warehouse be demolished

San Jose officials reluctantly approved a plan to demolish the remaining walls of the historic H.G. Wade Warehouse, but have lingering concerns about valuable bricks that disappeared from the partially burned building. The San Jose Historic Landmarks Commission on Wednesday voted 4-0-1 to recommend approval to demolish the remaining walls of the Wade Warehouse following...

San Jose hockey arena expansion to heat up downtown

Jon Gustafson, senior vice president of SAP Center and Sharks Ice, has dedicated most of his career to growing the game of hockey in San Jose. Now, Gustafson is leading a major expansion of Sharks Ice and opening the South Bay’s newest ice arena. This next chapter of Gustafson’s efforts is close to reality. The San Jose Barracuda,...

San Jose’s El Paseo de Saratoga explores massive redesign

Plans for a major retail center redevelopment in West San Jose are on track for final approval. At a Wednesday San Jose Planning Commission meeting, members approved the 10.76 acre mixed-use development known as El Paseo de Saratoga in a 9-1-1 vote. The project will demolish existing commercial buildings to pave the way for four high-rise...

San Jose permit process affected by job vacancies

One of San Jose’s fundamental departments that drives the city’s economy is filling job vacancies, but still has several open positions. Staffing vacancies remain numerous throughout the city. The problem has resulted in long delays in the permitting process and building approvals. Some employees say low wages and unmanageable workloads—exacerbated by the pandemic—are also to blame....

UPDATE: Affordable housing approved near San Jose’s Roosevelt Park

An affordable housing development near San Jose’s Roosevelt Park will finally break ground after years of delay—with financial help from the city. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept roughly $56.5 million in state grants and loans from multiple sources for First Community Housing to start construction on a 79-unit affordable apartment complex. The...

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