San Jose Parks Advocates Quarterly Meeting Thursday Sept 24 at 7 pm Their guest will be Angel Rios, Director of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services. Join in a candid discussion of our parks future, land acquisition, maintenance, funding, budgets, dreams, and more. Your questions will shape the conversation. Afterwards, they will be putting together their fall advocacy plan—working towards better funding for San Jose’s Parks. Willow Glen Library Community Room 1157 Minnesota Avenue 7 to 9 pm. …Continue reading →
Read the article in the Silicon Valley Business Journal VTA is finally initiating a much needed discussion with developers that is key to us ever seeing the Five Wounds Urban Village that we have been working on for fifteen years. This is a significant step forward by both VTA and the City of San Jose. We’ve been urging more aggressive pursuit of development at the Alum Rock site for a year, knowing that such development would be key to getting …Continue reading →
From our friends at Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful. On Saturday, September 19th, we invite you to celebrate Coastal Cleanup Day at Coyote Creek. Join neighbors, students, families, and friends to remove trash and beautify the creek. We need 150 volunteers to remove a huge amount of trash from this 8-acre site. This fun event is guaranteed to increase your Trash Karma! All ages welcome. Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 Time: 9:00 am – 12 noon Location: Coyote Meadows, 749 Story …Continue reading →
SAVE THE DATE Santa Clara-Alum Rock BRT Project: Community Meeting Thursday, September 24, 2015 6 p.m – 7:30 p.m. Alum Rock Library, 3090 Alum Rock Avenue Project schedule update More details to follow …Continue reading →
The Transit Justice Alliance is hosting a meeting on the Envision Silicon Valley process, co-presented with VTA, on Wednesday, Sept 9th, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116. To get more information and to RSVP, go to: Speak up for Great Transportation Please consider joining us! …Continue reading →
We will hear reports from VTA, City and County on progress on maintenance of the trail and future plans and an up-date on BART planning and we’ll plan for the fall trail count and clean up on October 24th.
The trail count is scheduled for September 23rd. We need volunteers, so please let me know if you can cover an hour or two that day between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Participating in the count has been an important way for us to demonstrate the need for a properly finished trail by showing how much the trail is used even in its current condition.
The Community Working Group for the Alum Rock BART station met last week. We heard reports on various topics, including Ridership demographics (we asked for more detail) A history of the evolution of the design for BART Phase II (from Berryessa to Santa Clara) A report from the City of San Jose on a “connectivity” study completed by consultants in July (focusing on pedestrian and bicycle access). A report from the City of San Jose on the US-101/Mabury Road interchange …Continue reading →
VTA’s Alum Rock Community Working Group will meet on Wednesday, August 12, at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 4-7 p.m. On the agenda for 4-6 p.m: Project Status Report by VTA Staff Report on City Projects within the BART corridor (including Five Wounds Trail) by City Staff Financial Update Envision (ballot measure) Update. Special Topic, 6-7 p.m. — Alum Rock Alternative Concept. VTA is considering the option of bringing BART over Highway 101 at Silver Creek rather than under 101 closer …Continue reading →
The Northern California Chapter or the American Planning Association on May 21, 2004 in Emeryville, California, presented Joan Rivas Crosby, Chair of the Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace NAC, and the City of San Jose Project Team with the following award; Outstanding Planning: Planning IMPLEMENTATION–Large Jurisdiction Catalyst – Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace Neighborhood Improvement Plan The Neighborhood Improvement Plan addressed an area that is roughly one mile in extent, economically and ethnically diverse. The community process embraced a wide range of interests and …Continue reading →
Crossrail is a 118-kilometre (73-mile) railway line under construction in London and its environs. It should begin full operation in 2018 with a new east-west route across Greater London. Work began in 2012 on the central part of the line—a tunnel through central London—and connections to existing lines that will become part of Crossrail after several decades of proposals. It is Europe’s largest railway and infrastructure construction projects. This project is of interest to us as there are many parallels …Continue reading →