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[Virtual Tour] Price Drop for this Fully Updated 3-Bedroom Townhome Near Santa Clara University

Price Drop! Now offered at $875,000. Gorgeous townhouse in Santa Clara near Santana Row and Santa Clara University. This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home offers 1,387 comfortable square feet with stunning hardwood floors, brand new carpeting in the bedrooms, recessed lighting, fresh paint throughout, and other fantastic upgrades! The spacious living room is light and bright with large windows. Off the living room is a dining area with access to the back patio through sliding glass doors. This large, fenced-in patio offers incredible outdoor space with a turf lawn and serene, private atmosphere. Inside the updated kitchen features a new rage, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a pantry area with a built-in bar area perfect for a wet bar or coffee station. All three bedr...
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[Virtual Tour] 2 Bed, 2 Bath Home Just Listed in Willow Glen - $620,000

Gorgeous bottom floor condo situated conveniently between downtown Willow Glen and Downtown San Jose. You will love this bright 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom end-unit loaded with upgrades! The kitchen features upgraded quartz counter tops as well as brand new stainless appliances including a steel range, dishwasher, and microwave. Laminate flooring runs throughout the home while both bathrooms have been updated with newer vanities and counter tops, custom tiled shower, and tub surround and more. The home has recently been painted, features newer doors and lighting. This home also offers a quaint outdoor space with adjacent storage closet. The serene, tree-line community features 2 wonderful pools, 2 hot tubs and a recreation room from residents to enjoy. Low HOA dues! Location is easy walking dist...
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Visions for a Massive Redesign of St James Park Face Funding Questions

Plans for a massive overhaul of Downtown’s St. James Park have been in the works for years. These plans envision a vibrant urban park with an outdoor concert pavilion, café, and dog parks. The dream is to turn it into an iconic and desirable destination in the core of downtown San Jose. This central park is deeply rooted in San Jose’s history. First developed in the late 1800s, the 7.5-acre park was surrounded by some of the city’s most notable buildings at the time and was the stage for speeches by President William McKinley and presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy. In late 2016, the city of San Jose hired CMG Landscape Architecture to revamp the park. Officials had originally hoped to have the project up and running with a groundbreaking in 2020. However, without significan...
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City View Development and Downtown San Jose's Visions for Pedestrian and Public Transit Elements

San Jose as a city has been on a mission to transition away from relying on cars as the primary mode of transportation and accommodating more public transit, pedestrian traffic, and bike options. The most recent developments have made a commitment to this by providing wonderful bike and pedestrian elements while limiting parking to deter adding more vehicles to the downtown core.  City View is one of downtown’s latest and most significant developments. Located at the corner of Park Ave and Almaden Blvd, this 3 million square foot office space will be located within walking distance of Diridon, future BART stations, and existing Light-rail stations. Additionally, it is within easy walking distance of all the restaurants and shops in Downtown San Jose.  City View plans to add f...
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Updated Santa Clara County Health Order in Effect Starting this Friday

The county of Santa Clara has issued an amended order effective Friday, June 5th that alleviates some of the prior restrictions.  After two and a half months of take- out and delivery only, restaurants will now be able to offer dine-in options! Only outdoor dining will be permitted under the new order, however, with the summer weather setting in, this is still a hopeful prospect. There will be many great restaurants to enjoy in Santa Row, Downtown San Jose, and Willow Glen even with the restrictions (including social distancing measures).  SF Chronicle restaurant critic, Soleil Ho, compiled a directory of Black-owned restaurants in the Bay Area for those looking to find ways to support the BIPOC community. This is a working list that she has asked people to contribute to if there...
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Long Awaited BART Service to Milpitas and San Jose Stations Set to Begin June 13th

The long anticipated opening of the new Milpitas and San Jose Berryessa BART stations has finally been announced! The 10 mile extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has been years in the making and will now be open to passengers starting on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Today BART’s general manager, Robert Powers, will sign a Notice of Intent to Operate and present it along with the Safety and Security Certificate and documentation to the California Public Utilities Commision (CPUC), the regulatory agency for utilities in California. These forms verify that all safety analyses and tests have been completed and confirm that no safety hazards or liabilities are known to be present that would prevent the new extensions from passenger use.  BART will release a new service schedule se...
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10 Vendors Resume Operations at San Pedro Square Starting Today

Some good news for Downtown San Jose today! After being closed for the past two months, San Pedro Square Market will be an active space once again. 10 of the vendors within the market are resuming operations with take out and delivery options from 11am to 7pm daily.  While the interior of the market itself is still closed to the public, patrons will be able to make online orders from the 10 available vendors with pick up outside on the patio at the St John Street entrance. The participating vendors include Pizza Bocca Lupo, Loteria Taco Bar,  Pasta Fresca, Phonomenal Noodle House, Anchors Fish & Chips and Seafood Grill, Bread Brothers, GameDay, Jora Ceviche Bar, Urban Momo and Voyager Craft Coffee. Other vendors will return later, according to a San Pedro Square Market  ...
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Google Expands Holdings in Downtown San Jose

Google has continued to expand its investment in downtown San Jose property in their quest for a transit-oriented village near the Diridon train station and SAP Center. The most recent acquisition came at the beginning of this month with the purchase of a 5,600 square foot commercial building at 50 S Montgomery Street. The tech titan has been purchasing property in this area since December 2016. Google has now spent $409.3 million on an assortment of office and industrial buildings in the downtown San Jose area surrounding Diridon station.   The proposal from Google is a sprawling campus that is integrated into the surrounding community with homes, restaurants, nature trails, and retail in addition to the office spaces. “The Montgomery property was purchased at $623 a...
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Al Fresco San Jose - Adapting to a New Normal as San Jose Businesses Look to Reopen

As the world begins to explore the possibility of reopening its doors, San Jose officials are brainstorming ways to safely get the local economy up and running again. One method to maintain social distancing would be to allow more businesses to utilize sidewalks, parking lots, and streets. Especially in the case of restaurants, this could be a partial solution for limiting the number of patrons indoors.This new proposal dubbed  “Al Fresco San Jose”, is an initiative lead by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilwoman Dev Davis. In a memo penned by Liccardo and Davis, the pair propose allowing businesses, such as restaurants, bars, yoga studios and gyms, to apply for temporary use of streets, public parking spaces and recreation areas to serve their customers, as permitted under t...
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Downtown News and Updates - May 2020 Downtown Dimension

The San Jose Blog, a great website dedicated to all things San Jose, recently posted a complete summary of the latest edition of the Downtown Dimension newsletter. That is posted below along with a link to a weekly email that features ways to support downtown businesses and virtual events! From The San Jose Blog 5-5-20 Post:                       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 s...
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