Downtown San José has turned a corner. The arrival of BART can help to further reposition downtown to a new place of prominence in the Bay Area. Current City plans would allow for about 12 million square feet of new development in the Downtown. The market potential within the station area can accommodate much more development.
Taking advantage of the possibilities will require channeling this growth into development that contributes to a dynamic, welcoming place for residents, workers, and visitors to the Downtown San José Station Area.
Part of the solution will be implementing the principles of good placemaking, new development and public improvements to promote:
- Creating Great Places
- A compact and walkable urban environment
- An engaging and vibrant public realm
- A respect for local context
- A diverse and balanced community