A look at our workshop on public space design and activities

On January 25, community members from neighborhoods around the Diridon Station Area and greater San José participated in the second in a series of design workshops that provided the Downtown West planning team the opportunity to share early design concepts and receive feedback

Two women standing in front of a poster board

Leaders from the project team on site to discuss community member's vision of the Gateway to San Jose.

Held at 20 S. Autumn Street, the workshop focused on collecting feedback about the physical character and experience in public areas, parks and open spaces as well as the program and activities for these areas. It was set up around two 90-minute exercises that highlighted the Northern Open Space, the Transit Hub, Los Gatos Creek Core, the Gateway to San José and Los Gatos Creek South. More than 40 participants attended the workshop and provided feedback to add over 1,000 data points to our community engagement data, resulting in over 2,000 data points from stakeholders to date.

The information collected is valuable to our team as we begin developing the Downtown West Design Standards and Guidelines (DWDSG) that will shape the look and feel of the project area. Over the next few months, we look forward to sharing information and hosting future workshops focused on other areas such as Mobility, Streetscapes + Connections and Building Context.