The Next WGNA Open House Meeting

— Thursday, October 24, 2019

 

 

GOOGLE MIXED-USE FRAMEWORK PROPOSED PLAN for
WEST DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE

The Next WGNA Open House Meeting — Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7 p.m.

  • Presentation by the Google team on their Google Mixed-use Framework Proposed Plan (Downtown West development at Diridon Station Area)
  • District 6 City Council Candidate Marshall A. Woodmansee Introduction
  • The unveiling of The Willow Glen Discount Card
  • Mini Redwood Forest project in Willow Glen

Google Downtown West Project Description:

ℹ️ The Downtown West Mixed-Use Project proposes construction of approximately 6,500,000 gross square feet (GSF) of office space (with a maximum of 7,300,000 GSF), including approximately 1,000,000 GSF on the previously entitled San Jose Water Company Building site east of Los Gatos Creek; approximately 300,000 GSF event space; hotel use and limited-term corporate accommodations; on-site utilities and approximately 15 acres of publicly-accessible open space.

 

MEETING LOCATION

Willow Community Center
2175 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95113

(See Google Maps Directions here)

WGNA's open house Monthly Meetings
are typically held on the fourth Thursday of the month.

 


More info on our previous meetings and activities...

 

WGNA ELECTORAL CANDIDATES' FORUM — California Senate, District 15

The Willow Glen Neighborhood Association hosted a nonpartisan forum to introduce the candidates for the District 15 Senate seat in the upcoming 2020 election.

See a VIDEO
of the forum here,
directing off-site on YouTube.  Opening comments for the forum are in a separate video, here.

Candidates for this event included:

 

About the California State Senate — 15th District

Senate District 15 is comprised of 950,000 residents and encompasses a large portion of Santa Clara County, stretching from Cupertino east to Mount Hamilton and from Los Gatos north to San Jose’s Alum Rock District. The cities of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the San Jose communities of Willow Glen, Almaden, Evergreen, East San Jose, and Downtown are included within the district. The district also contains vast rural expanses of unincorporated areas that extend to the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Stanislaus County border.

District 15 is currently represented by Jim Beall, who has served from the year 2012 to the present. Beall's term ends in the year 2020, whereas one of the above candidates will become our new state senator.

See the regular map of the district

See the zoom map, focusing on San Jose.

 

 

URBAN LIVING SERIES: "CRANE WATCH WILLOW GLEN" — SEPTEMBER 2019

WGNA's last open house monthly meeting was held on September 26, 2019, at the Willow Glen Community Center.  The presentation included the fourth part of our “Urban Living" series, "Crane Watch Willow Glen", a discussion about new real estate developments in Willow Glen.  Project updates were given for The Ohlone condominiums and mixed-use development; Tamien Station, a transit-Oriented Development (TOD); Park and Laurel, an affordable transit-Oriented development; Page Street Development affordable housing; and other misc. local developments.  See our news (blog) feature for more information.  See the Meeting Agenda for September 2019, here. Topic series: Urban Ecology; Urban Design & Vision/Planning


WGNA's ADDRESS ON HOMELESSNESS CONTINUES...
A previous WGNA Monthy Meeting in June 2019 featured two guest speakers and an open forum with public comments and discussion.

Starting at 7:05 p.m., guest speaker Jonathan Fleming (returning guest) spoke on Laura’s Law, AB 47, AB 57, and AB 109.Next, at 7:15 p.m., DeAnna McNeal Mirzadegan, a neighborhood resident, spoke about a petition for a homeless encampment at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. From 7:25 p.m to 8:25 p.m, an open forum, and public comments were heard on the homeless, needs for transitional housing, crime and safety, addiction and health, impacts on the environment, and the state of the city.

A full hour was given to the WGNA Board, membership, and the open community to discuss and understand the issues related to homelessness, transitional housing, crime, and addiction, as well as the impacts on residential quality of life, the environment, the economy, social services, etc. There should be no "assumed" conflation on any of these matters. They are not necessarily all one and the same.


SAN JOSÉ CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM & INITIATIVES — MAY 2019

Presentation (viewable online, PDF format): San José Clean Energy program and initiatives.Speaker: Kate Ziemba, Senior Public Information Representative, San José Clean Energy (SJCE), City of San Jose; joined with Todd WebberSummary: San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is the City of San José’s new electricity supplier—charting our path to a greener future. We are the Community Energy department of the City of San José, dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for our community and future generations. SJCE plays a crucial role in Climate Smart San José, the city’s climate action plan. The San José City Council unanimously voted to create SJCE in May 2017, and we began serving residents and businesses in February 2019.
Topic series: Urban Ecology; Urban Design & Vision/Planning

 


PLANED FIRE STATION #37 in WILLOW GLEN — MARCH 2019

The last open house meeting of the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association was a Town Hall Meeting with a panel discussion on issues relating to the San Jose Fire Department's proposal to build the new fire station #37 in Willow Glen, long planned on the site near the community center on Lincoln and Curtner Avenues.   The panel members will include San José Fire Chief Robert Sapien, Jr.; Councilmember Pam Foley, District 9 (South Willow Glen); and Councilmember Dev Davis, District 6 (Central Willow Glen).

Additionally, we had a chat on the San Jose Fire Museum in downtown San Jose, with its mission on educating the public about the history of the San Jose Fire Department.

 


 

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