SV@Home joined more than 30 organizations earlier last week to provide community input on a future Google development at Diridon Station during the first meeting of the Diridon Station Area Advisory Group (SAAG). We advocated for more housing, a mixed-use, open design, and significant affordability. We were joined by many other partners concerned about housing including SPUR, Working Partnerships USA, PACT, and the Law Foundation.

Key to this process is community voices.  We encourage housing supporters to attend the meetings and speak up about the need to create housing opportunities as jobs are added to the city.  The next meeting of the SAAG is scheduled for March 21st at 6:00 PM at San Jose City Hall, Rooms 118-120 (in the wing).

The city also has a website where you can access information about the meetings and see the entire schedule.

This will be a significant development, adding 6-8 million square feet of employment space and an estimated 20,000 workers to the area west of Downtown. Housing must be a key component.