In San Jose, despite the opposition of Planning Department staff, the San Jose Planning Commission voted 4-2 to support a mixed-use proposal from Santa Clara University that will provide 295 new homes for faculty and staff (100% of which will be below market rate with no government subsidy) as well as what is billed as the largest business accelerator in the Bay Area that will serve as an incubator for growing area companies.
This proposal moves forward to the City Council on May 14, and we need your help to get it over the finish line! The planning department has recommended that the city deny the teacher housing proposal to keep the land available for light industrial use, despite the lack of affordable housing options in Silicon Valley. Go to our campaign page and sign our petition to tell the city council to approve these much needed homes!
The staff report for the planning commission can be found at this link.