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20 miles per hour speed limit sign in school zone

San Jose Begins Lowering Speed Limits

Thanks to a state bill, California cities can reduce speed limits on city streets by 5 miles per hour to improve traffic safety.

July 6, 2022 - San José Spotlight

Silicon Valley

Developer Plans To Build Over 500 Housing Units on San Jose Parking Lot

A surface parking lot in San Jose could be redeveloped into a mixed-use development with housing, offices, and retail.

May 12, 2022 - Mercury News

Silicon Valley

San Jose Declines To Join Lawsuit Against State Zoning Law

A San Jose City Council committee rejected a motion to join other cities in opposing Senate Bill 9, which permits lot subdivision in an effort to boost housing affordability.

May 10, 2022 - San José Spotlight

Conceptual rendering of the California High-Speed Rail project in Pacheco Pass.

Environmental Review Complete for Key Northern California Section of High-Speed Rail Project

The San Jose to Merced Project Section Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement could be approved by April 21.

March 1, 2022 - California High-Speed Rail Authority

San Jose BART Station Plan

San Jose Bart Extension Could Be Delayed Until 2034, Increase in Cost by $4.4 Billion

A report attained by the Mercury News uncovers information regarding the BART Silicon Valley Phase II Project that will come as a surprise to anyone paying attention to recent federal support for the project.

February 21, 2022 - The Mercury News

A view out over the city of San Jose, with downtown highrises in the background distance and smoggy air hanging overhead.

Saving San Jose's Vanishing Tree Canopy

Trees are vanishing from the San Jose, California cityscape. The city has a plan to reverse the damage, but significant challenges stand in the way of progress.

January 12, 2022 - The Mercury News

Disabled Parking

San José Could Eliminate Parking Minimums

The city of San José has the highest minimum parking requirements in the state. Now, it is weighing a proposal that would do away with them altogether and let developers decide how much parking to build.

September 1, 2021 - The Mercury News

Silicon Valley

Bay Area Workers are Moving Back

Many of the tech employees who left Silicon Valley during the pandemic are making their way back to the Bay Area–and so are higher rents.

July 27, 2021 - New York Times

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2020 Population Growth Rates for the 50 Biggest U.S. Cities

The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.

June 4, 2021 - The Seattle Times

San Jose BART Station Plan

Social Media Critics Roast Plans for Downtown San Jose BART Station

Critics panned new renderings for the 28th Street/Little Portugal station on the planned BART extension into San Jose.

May 23, 2021 - The Mercury News

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