Earlier this year, downtowns and retail districts across the country were subjected to an incapacitating one-two punch in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent recession. Though many stores and restaurants have pivoted their operations in an attempt to stay afloat, and the U.S. Small Business Administration has offered a variety of loans in assistance, the future remains uncertain for innumerable businesses. In response to the economic challenges faced by San José’s urban core, the city’s Downtown Association initiated a process to chart a course for the district over the next six to 18 months and create a plan that will expedite the stabilization, recovery and resilience of the downtown. Come learn more about the recommendations in the plan and how they will be implemented.
+ Scott Knies / San José Downtown Association
+ Brad Segal / P.U.M.A.
+ Katia McClain / Steinberg Hart