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San Jose Uses Public-Private Partnership to Revitalize Neighborhood and Provide Senior Housing

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The Community Before

This site was home to outdated community buildings, two older parking lots and a municipal maintenance yard. The area was an eyesore for the residents, businesses, and visitors of one of the nation’s three Japantowns.

The Community Now

23789_SanJose4.gifAn innovative public-private partnership between the redevelopment agency, the City of San Jose and private partners revitalized a neighborhood that now provides services to the community and senior residents.

The project provided:

  • 96 very low and extremely low-income senior housing units, which include studios, one, and two bedroom units, which allows for a greater diversity in the tenant mix
  • A new 16,000 square foot community center that serves as an activity center for both residents and non-residents
  • A meal program for seniors that compliments classes, such as aging, finance, dancing and nutrition
  • Units adaptable for the disabled
  • Parking in surface lots and a half level depressed concrete garage

 

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