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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
The major features of each specific plan are directly incorporated into the San José 2020 General Plan as either a planned residential community or planned community. For example, the Communications Hill Specific Plan is described in the general plan as the Communications Hill Planned Residential Community. As the specific plans have been modified by City Council action, these changes have been reflected in the respective planned community designation. However, please note that the specific plan documents themselves (above) generally appear as they were originally published and adopted by the City Council.