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New Leadership Coming to Powerful Planning Commission

The new appointments raise questions about the diversity of the 11-member commission — a major sticking point for the body — and whether it can maintain it.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report
Little Progress Made to Protect San Jose Mobile Homes

The San Jose City Council in March 2020 unanimously approved a plan to put all 58 mobile home properties under the same land use designation—but only two sites have received the new layer of protection.

(June 20, 2022) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report

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Renovation of San Jose’s Bank of Italy Tower Scheduled to Begin

The upgrade will be a top-to-bottom, inside-and-outside revamp of the building that will include a new staircase on the south side of the tower, at 12 S. First St. next to East Santa Clara Street.


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Los Gatos Approves Process to Raise Density at North 40 Site

The Los Gatos Town Council voted to support increasing—to 40 units-per-acre—the number of homes the developer of the North 40 mixed-use project can build, during a milestone General Plan debate, Monday. But the elected officials opted not to require a …


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Trammell Crow Sells Morgan Hill Tech Park

Trammell Crow Company recently sold the Butterfield 5 Technology Park in Morgan Hill to a global real estate investment company. The sale of the 24-acre site, which consists of about 410,000 square feet of industrial space in five buildings, was …


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Pumpkin Patch Will Reopen in Coyote Valley

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has entered a three-year lease to allow Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fruit Stand to reopen at a new location at Laguna Avenue and Santa Teresa Boulevard in Coyote Valley. The 60 acres …


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Ground Broken for New Apartment Complex

MBK Rental Living and Morgan Hill Mayor Rich Constantine were part of the June 7 groundbreaking event at Vida at Morgan Hill, a 389-unit apartment rental community on the north side of town. Construction is officially underway at the community, …


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Highway 101/25 Interchange Plans Progress

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved a document June 2 that completes another step in the years-long process to construct a new overcrossing at the chronically congested Highway 101/25 interchange. The board unanimously approved the addendum …


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Construction Begins on Big Apartment Complex In Morgan Hill

The developer of a 389-unit apartment complex off Sutter Boulevard in Morgan Hill is eyeing completion of the project in late 2023. Construction started in April on the project, known as Vida. The developer, MBK Rental Living, is planning a …


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Neighbors Worry Over Starbucks Drive-Thru

Gilroy is getting a new Starbucks coffee outlet—just across the street from a separate Starbucks—in what will be the city’s eighth location.


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San José to Receive $25.2 Million Homekey Grant

The funds will be used to convert the 90-unit Arena Hotel, 817 The Alameda, to interim and future permanent housing for homeless individuals and couples.


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BART Moves One Step Closer to San Jose

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority unanimously approved the first major contract to build a BART extension into the heart of Silicon Valley.


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