San Jose, CA, Envision San José 2040

Updated September 2023

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age-friendly communities

This city’s comprehensive plan predicts the growth of both the young and senior populations and proposes strategies for better serving both. Goal LU-2 discusses the growth of mixed-use neighborhoods, Policy H-1.3 refers to aging-in-place, Policy TR-3.4 considers the transportation needs of mobility-challenged residents, and Action PR-3.5 encourages the development of recreation for all ages and abilities.

Capital Improvements Programming

This city’s comprehensive plan includes a section on the capital improvements program in its Implementation element (Goal IP-6). This section explains the relationship of the CIP to the comprehensive plan and provides policy recommendations to guide the preparation and implementation of the CIP.

Community Visioning

This city's comprehensive plan lays out its vision in Chapter 1 of the plan. The vision was developed by community residents and stakeholders working with a community task force and sets forth seven community values: Innovative Economy, Environmental Leadership, Diversity and Social Equity, Interconnected City, Healthy Neighborhoods, Quality Education and Services, and Vibrant Arts and Culture.

Comprehensive Planning

This city's comprehensive plan was the APA California Excellence Award winner for Comprehensive Planning: Large Jurisdiction in 2012. It is organized around the broad community values of Thriving Community, Environmental Leadership, Quality of Life, and Interconnected City, and also includes land use-transportation and implementation elements. It includes a table explaining how plan chapters satisfy California's comprehensive plan requirements.

Urban Agriculture

This city's comprehensive plan includes a Land Use Element outlining goals, policies, and implementation actions that support urban agriculture. Goal LU-12 supports local agriculture. Associated policies include maintaining and developing additional community gardens throughout the city, prioritizing low-income neighborhoods, and supporting alternative locations and types of urban agriculture. Associated actions include developing a city urban agriculture support policy and revising the zoning ordinance to allow community and home gardens as permitted uses in all districts.

San Jose, CA

2010 Population: 945,942

2010 Population Density: 5,358.66/square mile