Downtown Remake #hometown

San Jose - Submitted by happytime on Oct 14 2013

Downtown San Jose will be the new hotspot "it town" that will provide more jobs, productive things to do, and new restaurants that use local ingredients, etc. Will be the "healthy community" that all towns thrive to be with keeping it's historical feel.

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Support( 3 )
How would you expand or adapt this future in 2025?
CrazyI
Oct 16 2013
6:33 PM
How can makers make this happen? Maybe each maker can have a designed 'space' set aside in order to help make this happen.
Michelle M M
Jan 23 2014
4:03 AM
This is a great idea! I've got some thoughts on this
Michelle M M
Jan 23 2014
4:03 AM
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Stakeholders( 2 )
Who would you need to bring together to make this future happen?
Michelle M M
Jan 23 2014
4:15 AM
I think that public transportation and parking issue are some of the roadblocks that prevent San Jose from being truly fantastic. I would bring together City traffic engineers, parking lot vendors and VTA officials.
RickyDub
Feb 20 2014
6:46 PM
San Jose could adopt a lightrail system similar to Portland, Oregon's, which has an extensive system through the city that connects PSU, local neighborhoods, libraries, and businesses of all kinds. The skeleton of that system is already in place in San Jose, but could be improved by Portland's example by running more lightrail trains more often, and making all trips in the heart of downtown free.
Logistics( 1 )
What resources would you need to mobilize to make this future real?
RickyDub
Feb 20 2014
6:51 PM
Would it be possible to create a community outreach program with the city that invited local city planners, technicians, electricians and transportation specialists not already working for the city to volunteer their time to give the city some extra support in building a better, cheaper public transportation system? What incentives could be provided to spark that action?
Roadblocks( 1 )
What could get in the way of this future?
Michelle M M
Jan 23 2014
4:13 AM
Downtown San Jose has a lot to offer! One issue that I see is the lack of (affordable) parking. $5 to $7 an hour is a bit too expensive. I take light rail in everyday, but the closest station is a few miles away. The buses take forever. So, public transportation is a big roadblock.