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Michael Brilliot
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Planning Division
200 E. Santa Clara Street
Tower, 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Ph: (408) 535-3555
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Urban Villages
Upcoming Urban Village Workshops
Sign up at Notify Me and select "Planning - Urban Village Planning" to receive news flashes and information for these urban village areas: East Santa ClaraStevens CreekWinchester, and Santana Row/Valley Fair & Vicinity.

The development of urban villages is the fifth of 12 major strategies embodied within the Envision San José 2040 General Plan. Urban villages are walkable, bicycle-friendly, transit-oriented, mixed use settings that provide both housing and jobs, thus supporting the General Plan’s environmental goals. The urban village strategy fosters: 

  • Engagement of village area residents in the urban village planning process
  • Mixed residential and employment activities that are attractive to an innovative workforce
  • Revitalization of underutilized properties that have access to existing infrastructure
  • Densities that support transit use, bicycling, and walking
  • High-quality urban design

Watch the video below to learn more about the vision for urban villages:


Urban Village Locations

The location of each urban village was selected through the Envision San José 2040 General Plan outreach process. These areas were chosen as the strategic locations that could best accommodate growth in jobs and housing.

Mobilehome Parks Within Urban Villages

Five of San José’s mobilehome parks are located within an urban village boundary. Based on a community workshop for the Santana Row / Valley Fair Urban Village that included residents of the Winchester Ranch Mobilehome ParkCity staff created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that pertains to all mobilehome parks located within an Urban Village.

Developers Round-table
On March 10, 2017, planning staff provided an update on the status of the urban village plans that are under development and presented the concept for the Implementation Chapters and financing mechanisms of the plans for comment and discussion.