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Michael Brilliot
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(408) 535-7831

Lesley Xavier
Supervising Planner 

Planning Division
200 E. Santa Clara Street
Tower, 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Ph: (408) 535-3555
Fax: (408) 292-6055

Urban Villages
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Upcoming Urban Village Workshops
Watch for information on upcoming workshops for these urban village areas: The Alameda, Stevens Creek, Winchester, and Santana Row/Valley Fair & Vicinity.

The development of urban villages is the fifth of 12 major strategies embodied within the Envision San Josè 2040 General Plan. Urban villages are walkable, bicycle-friendly, transit-oriented, mixed use settings that provide both housing and jobs, thus supporting the General Plan’s environmental goals. The urban village strategy fosters: 

  • Engagement of village area residents in the urban village planning process
  • Mixed residential and employment activities that are attractive to an innovative workforce
  • Revitalization of underutilized properties that have access to existing infrastructure
  • Densities that support transit use, bicycling, and walking
  • High-quality urban design

Click on the video to learn more about the vision for urban villages:

Urban Village Locations

The location of each urban village was selected through the Envision San José 2040 General Plan outreach process. These areas were chosen as the strategic locations that could best accommodate growth in jobs and housing.

Mobilehome Parks Within Urban Villages

Five of San José’s mobilehome parks are located within an urban village boundary. Based on a community workshop for the Santana Row / Valley Fair Urban Village that included residents of the Winchester Ranch Mobilehome ParkCity staff created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that pertains to all mobilehome parks located within an Urban Village.

Recently Conducted Urban Village Study Sessions

In2013, both the Planning Commission and the City Council held public study sessions on the implementation and financing tools to develop urban villages. The City Council continued the discussion and included the topic of Signature Projects in a public study session in 2014. Links to the agendas and presentations are provided:

Recently Conducted Urban Village Workshops

  • The third and final South Bascom Urban Village community workshop was held on February 10, 2014 at the Sherman Oaks Community Center. See the Planning Process webpage for information on this workshop.
  • The third and final West San Carlos Urban Village community workshop was held on February 3, 2014 at the Sherman Oaks Community Center. See the Planning Process webpage for information on this workshop.
  • A second community workshop was held on January 30, 2014 at the Hoover Community Center to seek additional input on design, land use, and parks plans for The Alameda Urban Village area.