Envision San Jose 2040
The approved version of the updated General Plan includes important conservation safeguards: the Coyote Valley and South Almaden Valley urban reserves are off limits to development through 2040 and are recognized as wildlife corridors.
Strong language aims to make San Jose more walkable and bike-friendly for all ages. And urban villages are proposed throughout the city, especially near transit, which will make better use of existing infrastructure, provide more customers for local merchants, and lead to the kind of communities that attract Millennials and Boomers alike. The plan also includes strong health goals, such as ensuring equitable access to parks, trails and healthy food.
In order to successfully implement this visionary document, a strong partnership is needed between the City of San Jose, residents, students and advocates.
San Jose Diridon Transit Station
Diridon Transit Station is just a few blocks west of the heart of downtown San Jose. Opposite the HP Pavilion, it is surrounded by surface parking, old warehouses, and newer homes. The Alameda (Highway 82) runs near the station, which marks the southern end of an initiative that envisions a revitalized Grand Boulevard from Daly City to San Jose.
Diridon has the potential to become a world-class transit hub. Already served by Caltrain, Amtrak, ACE and VTA’s light rail, plans are in place to add BART, Bus Rapid Transit and high-speed rail. This station can be the catalyst that breathes new life into a city often viewed as Silicon Valley’s bedroom community. San Jose has been undergoing a transformation as condo towers and City Hall shape downtown’s skyline. The creation of a “Grand Central Station” at Diridon is a critical component for the cultural and civic center of San Jose.