The San Jose City Council has cleared the way for a new neighborhood, meaning 94 new homes will be built near the city’s southern border, not far from Almaden Valley.
The almost 16-acre site borders Guadalupe Creek on Guadalupe Mines Road.
”This would take an industrial area that used to be full of offices and industrial space and rehab it, putting in residential space and improving the access to the creek,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed.
However, some have raised environmental and traffic concerns about the development.
Council Member Nancy Pyle, who represents the area says those issues will be addressed.
”We’ve got some problems that we’ve had to deal with,” said Pyle. “But we’ve spent a lot of time talking to the neighbors and people from the environmental community who have concerns.”
The city is requiring a 100-foot setback from the Guadalupe River bank.