San Jose

Soaring to New Heights

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 28, 2019

Image by Flickr user Steve Dorsey.

San Jose International Airport is a major amenity for the city, promoting economic development and ease of travel to and from the South Bay. However, its central location has meant strict height limitations on growth within the flight path. For the past year, the city has researched and analyzed options for increasing downtown development while balancing the growth and operations of the airport. The scenario now proposed will allow for a significant increase in height in downtown and around Diridon Station, clearing a path for the city to realize its housing and commercial goals.

+ John Aitken / Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
+ Teresa Alvarado / SPUR
+ Scott Knies / San Jose Downtown Association
+ Blage Zelalich / City of San Jose


SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


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