San Jose Uses Public-Private Partnership to Revitalize Neighborhood and Provide Senior Housing
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This site was home to outdated community buildings, two older parking lots and a municipal maintenance yard.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
An 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