: Community Visioning Workshop on Diridon Area : for Artists & Creatives
With BART train service and Google coming to the neighborhood around Diridon Station, this area west of downtown San José is expected to change a lot in the next decade. These changes will affect all residents of San José. What would you like to see in this area? Let’s tell the City of San José so they consider in their plans your ideas for our community.
This workshop will be conducted via Zoom in English (y Español). San Jose Jazz, genARTS Silicon Valley, San Jose Arts Advocates, and Catalyze SV (CSV) are hosting and facilitating the workshop.
Please register via Eventbrite by 12pm on Saturday, November 21, 2020 to receive the Zoom link for the workshop.
2:00pm – Community members gather online via Zoom
2:10pm – Review agenda; city officials introduce themselves
2:25pm – Present historic, current, and future context of the Diridon area
2:55pm – Watch video of pre-recorded site walk
3:00pm – Participants separate into breakout groups of 5–8 people on Zoom; each group is facilitated by volunteers; participants will discuss the site and its possibilities and share their priorities for it; volunteers will take notes on your ideas
3:45pm – Small groups end and return to large group; each small group shares some of its key observations with the larger group
4:10pm – Workshop ends
We’ll be asking community members for their ideas on the following categories:
- affordable housing
- equity and displacement
- community benefits
- open space
- building design
Thank you to the City of San José for funding this workshop.
Please note: The first and last portion of the event will be live-streamed and available on video in the future. We may also take photos. By attending this event, you agree and authorize Catalyze SV to use images or video. This content will be available to the public on Catalyze SV’s Facebook page and YouTube page.