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Specific Plans
Targeted Development
The City Council has approved numerous specific plans for key locations in San José to foster transit-oriented development, historic preservation, mixed uses, sensitivity to surrounding neighborhoods, and other strategic goals. Each specific plan explains the vision for future land use development in the plan area with a detailed land use plan, design guidelines, and implementation strategy. Each specific plan was developed with community and other stakeholder involvement at the time of its preparation. These plans are available for download using the links below.

General Plan
While a few of the Specific Plans have been fully implemented, several continue to provide important growth capacity through the City’s General Plan, Envision San José 2040. The Envision General Plan maintains the existing growth capacity and residential focus of the Specific Plan areas, with the exception of the Alviso Master Plan, which has an employment focus and expanded job growth capacity provided through the Envision General Plan. Because the Specific Plans were developed through extensive community-based planning processes, the Envision General Plan incorporates, with only very limited modification, the land uses designated within the Specific Plan areas. Further review and updating of the Specific Plans in the future will be important to fully realize the goals and policies of the Envision General Plan.