Silicon Valley Jobs Are Plentiful; Houses Are Not

A proposal from Cisco Systems to build a 6.6 million-square-foot campus for up to 20,000 workers in south San Jose has focused attention on the Silicon Valley’s housing shortage.

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June 26, 2000, 10:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Cities and counties south of San Jose feel threatened by the continued industrial development in Silicon Valley because more and more technology employees are commuting from places like Hollister, Salinas and Santa Cruz. The City of San Jose, however, says it has long carried more than its fair share of the housing load and the city needs more jobs. And regional planners predict the Bay Area will create 400,000 jobs — but only 100,000 new homes — during the next 10 years.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Sunday, June 25, 2000 in California Planning and Development Report

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