San Jose Urban Village Implementation
Seven years after the adoption of its Envision 2040 General Plan, the City of San Jose takes a step closer to developing its urban village centered general plan. At the May 22, 2018 City Council hearing Council will be considering the adoption of a resolution approving the Urban Village Implementation and Amenity Framework (Framework) to further the implementation of the Urban Village General Plan Major Strategy and the individual Urban Village Plans. Back on December 5,2017, the City Council provided direction to staff to return to Council in April of 2018 with a further refined Urban Village financing plan with the following components:
• Ensures the entitlement process for mixed-use residential development is a single conforming rezoning initiated by an applicant, processed in 90 to 120 days, and brought directly to Council for approval
• Exempts Signature Projects
• Does not include the establishment of a Community Facilities District (CFD) After much deliberation and false starts, this Framework now purports to satisfy those components.