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St. James Park Capital Vision & Levitt Pavilion

FILE NO. pp16-037

The project includes both physical and programmatic changes to St. James Park, an approximately 7.5-acre urban park in downtown San José. Physical changes to the park include, but are not limited to, construction or installation of a performing arts pavilion; streetscape improvements; a central plaza; small commercial buildings (e.g., cafés, vendors, or a beer garden); public restrooms (temporary portable and/or permanent); gateway monuments that include signage and lighting features; improvements to the public transit stops; an outdoor fitness cluster; an interactive water feature; temporary loading zones for park events; designated vendor spaces or food truck parking; equipment for computer/internet use throughout the park; and landscape amenities (e.g., movable furniture, bollards, benches, tree grates, etc.).

Programmatic changes to the use of the park include, but are not limited to, new music and performing arts events at the performing arts pavilion; and new commercial uses at the park (such as a café or vendors), street performers, festivals, and a farmers’ market. The project also proposes permanently vacating the segment of North 2nd Street that bisects the site (from East St. James Street to East St. John Street), which would prohibit vehicle and bus through-traffic.


St. James Park, bordered by East St. James Street to the north, East St. John Street to the south, North 1st Street to the west, and North 3rd Street to the east.


467-21-014 and 467-21-001

public comment periods 

  • Draft EIR Public Comment period is from May 19, 2020 to July 6, 2020. 
  • Revised Notice of Preparation Public Comment period is from April 8, 2019 to May 8, 2019



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