San Jose Sets Target for 25,000 New Housing Units in the Next Five Years

The mayor of San Jose's newly announced housing plan would include 10,000 affordable units.
October 3, 2017, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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San Jose, California Mayor Sam Liccardo has announced a housing plan that aims to build 25,000 new residential units in the city over the next five years. According to an article by George Avalos, such an addition to the city's housing stock "would far outstrip the historic pace of home building in that community."

The mayor would accomplish this lofty housing goal by directing to housing toward downtown Jan Jose and transit oriented development, but the article does not say zoning or other regulatory changes would be necessary to achieve the intended goal. An image of the mayor pitching his plan, at least, includes the mayor standing in front of a poster that includes the words "Eliminate Red Tape."

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Published on Monday, October 2, 2017 in The Mercury News
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