SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County has proposed an ambitious mixed use plan for east of downtown San Jose, sketching a new vision for offices, homes, and shops.
A new village would sprout on East Santa Clara Street between 14th and 17th streets on the site of the old San Jose Hospital, under a plan proposed by the county that would help create more activity on a stretch of roadway that is currently slumbering.
“The East Santa Clara Master Plan is a collaboration between the county of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara County Housing Authority to enliven the streetscape and energize the neighborhood, provide for new county and housing authority offices, and add new retail and much-needed housing to the downtown,” according to a report summary prepared by county officials.
The proposal would include 320,000 to 360,000 square feet of office space that would be used primarily by the county’s Housing Authority. The offices would address the immediate needs of the housing agency, as well as future county government needs.