SPUR Supports Updating the General Plan and Zoning Code for A New Vision in Coyote Valley

Policy Letter

SPUR urges the City Council to support the Planning Department’s recommendations regarding Coyote Valley. These staff recommendations echo those of Envision San José 2040 General Plan Four Year Review Task Force’s recommendations, which were finalized by the Task Force at their meeting on October 29, 2020. 

The Council has an opportunity to help San José move from an outdated vision of sprawl development that would create an uninterrupted expanse of pavement, traffic, and buildings between San Jose and Morgan Hill to a vision that preserves the city’s southern greenbelt and recommits to concentrating growth in the parts of the San José that are already urbanized. We urge the Council to reorient the City’s vision so that it embraces building up, rather than out.