SOURCE: City of San Jose, Office of Economic Development

November 13, 2006 13:32 ET

Vision North San Jose to Receive Boost From Sony and The Irvine Company

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 --

Event:   San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales and City Councilmember Chuck Reed,
         San Jose's Mayor-Elect, will join key City of San Jose and private
         sector officials from Sony and The Irvine Company to announce
         momentum in support of Vision North San Jose.

Who:     Ron Gonzales, Mayor of San Jose
         Chuck Reed, San Jose City Councilmember and Mayor-Elect
         Senior Sony Electronics Officials
         Max Gardner, President, The Irvine Company Apartment Communities
         Paul Krutko, Director, San Jose Office of Economic Development
         Harry Mavrogenes, Executive Director, San Jose Redevelopment
         Agency

When:    1-1:20 p.m.
         Tuesday
         November 14, 2006

Where:   San Jose City Hall Rotunda
         200 East Santa Clara Street
Background:

Vision North San Jose provides a framework for greater innovation and prosperity opportunities for businesses and residents alike. It is a development strategy that evolves North San Jose from a traditional industrial park to a multi-faceted 24/7 urban environment and innovation district, involving the upgrading of transportation systems, traffic and pedestrian circulation, creation of opportunities for more San Jose jobs and construction of more homes near those jobs. Vision North San Jose components include generating 26.7 million square feet of new R&D, office space, 32,000 new high density residential units in close proximity to jobs, 1.7 million square feet of new supporting retail and food & beverage space, $570 million in new transportation improvements, new bicycle and pedestrian facilities as well as parks and open spaces, public safety services and educational facilities.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Steven Brewster
    (408) 535-8168