Coyote Valley Specific Plan

  • San Jose, California
  • City of San Jose

Urban form approaches and smart growth strategies set the foundation for Coyote Valley to be a vibrant, integrated community.

The blueprint for Coyote Valley envisioned a new urban town to respond to the City of San Jose’s mandate for providing a minimum of 25,000 new housing units and 50,000 industry-driving new jobs for its future. The plan features a physical hierarchy of district, community, village, neighborhood and community gathering spaces that are efficiently connected by a rich network of open space, trails, bicycle paths, roads and transit. Coyote Valley was intended to be San Jose’s future model for a sustainable, vibrant, pedestrian- and transit-oriented mixed-use community.

The principles of community building were organized around the Environmental Footprint; Connections; Open Space, Landscape & Recreation; Public & Civic Places; and Neighborhoods. Strategies focused on the public realm, mobility, and land use, with philosophies like:

-- High-volume road network for mobility and connectivity

-- Mixed workplace typologies to respond to San Jose’s employment distribution

-- Education and technology business partnerships and strategies

-- Resource conservation and agriculture as part of the green community design

With great participation and engagement, extensive public and shareholder outreach was conducted throughout the design, specific plan and EIR process, lending to a consensus-based, visionary plan.

Project Specs

Site Area:7,000 acres
Building Area:1,500,000 sqft retail | 15,000,000 sqft office
Number of Units:25,000


2014 APA LA Merit Award, Economic Planning & Development

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