Scott Knies, executive director of the San Jose Downtown Association, has quite a few initiatives—none bigger than his quest to stop Diridonification.
After receiving a $150,000 grant from the Knight Cities Challenge, San Jose has hired a new city designer in Timothy Rood.
The proposed Diridon Station Googleplex has San Jose officials seeing dollar signs while local businesses, residents suspect the end is nigh.
Five years since signing a lease agreement with the hope of relocating the Oakland A’s to a new ballpark in downtown San Jose, the City Council is poised to renew the land-holding deal for another seven years. Still, prospects of the team moving 40 miles south remain uncertain.
An old yellow cottage in Delmas Park has become a point of contention in a heated debate about the future of downtown San Jose. That and more will be discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
A blueprint to transform San Jose’s main transit station into a bustling development and hub for future BART and high-speed rail trains come up for a vote Tuesday.