NEWS & UPDATES
St. James Park and Public Art
Monday, February 12
The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program invites you to a community meeting: Meet artists Mark Reigelman who was selected to collaborate on artistic enhancements of St. James Park. Get to know Mark! Let him get to know you and San Jose! Contribute your perspective, vision, and inspiration. Parking: City Hall Garage - validation provided
More details and invitation
View the refined Conceptual Design and PowerPoint presentation of the proposed St. James Park.
The St. James Park Design Competition winning team has further developed the concept plan through working closely with Friends of Levitt Pavilion San José Board, collaborating with related agencies and City departments, and incorporating community input from several community outreach activities.
Magazine Feature - March 2017
The St. James Park Design Competition was featured in World Landscape Architecture Magazine.
Jury Day Results
The St. James Park Jury Day event was held on October 15, 2016. During this event, the Jury saw presentations from each of the four finalist Design Teams and had the opportunity to ask questions. After the presentations, the Jury faced the difficult challenge of ranking the four teams. The Jury deliberated throughout the afternoon, reviewed the public input received to-date and narrowed the selection down to two Design Teams: CMG Landscape Architecture and !melk Fr-ee. The Jury reconvened on November 3, 2016 to discuss further and come up with their final ranking and recommendations.
View the Design Entries!
Check out the finalists’ designs of the proposed St. James Park concepts.
The following documents represent the exciting journey of the redevelopment of St. James Park.
Conceptual Design and PowerPoint presentation of the proposed St. James Park
VIEW THE WINNING DESIGN from CMG Landscape Architecture!!!
CMG: REMEMBER - IMAGINE
Entires for the proposed redevelopment of St. James Park
CEQA / ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
A Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was prepared for the St. James Park Capital Vision and Levitt Pavilion. The NOP was available for public comment between May 25, 2016 and June 25, 2016.
Project Description Clarification: The NOP states that the Levitt Pavilion is "an approximately 7,000-spectator outdoor music and performance venue." The 7,000 population value references the approximate total occupancy of St. James Park, not the anticipated attendance at a Levitt event. The seating area for the Levitt Pavilion will be designed to hold a maximum occupancy of 5,000 attendees; however, the average attendance at Levitt concerts in other cities is typically between 1,000 - 2,500 people per concert. The City will not schedule concurrent events in the park during a Levitt Pavilion concert.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS
The City Council will consider the Conceptual Design and PowerPoint presentation of the proposed St. James Park.