How can I participate?

There will be several opportunities to participate in the planning process, both in person and online. All engagement activities will be conducted in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Click the buttons below to learn more about ongoing and upcoming opportunities to share your input.

The first round of engagement (February) provided a welcoming space for community members to express their vision, ideas, and concerns about potential development of Pleasant Hills. Visit the Resources page to view the presentation and read a summary of input from Community Workshop 1.

The second round of engagement (April) gave community members an opportunity to identify the specific features, programs, and amenities they feel should be prioritized, included in, or excluded from potential future development at PHGC. The presentation, which can be found on the Resources page, included a description of the overall process, the results of the existing conditions analysis, and the major takeaways from the first workshop and public survey. 

Community Workshop 3 will be held in-person in August 2024. Community members will review and provide feedback on the draft guiding principles for PHGC.

Take Online Survey #2 today!

The second survey will close on Monday, May 20.

In addition to the participation opportunities listed above, future participation opportunities will include:

  • Workshop 3 (In-Person and Virtual) – August 2024
    • Community members provide feedback on the draft guiding principles for potential development at PHGC.

What is happening at Pleasant Hills Golf Course?

The Pleasant Hills Golf Course site consists of 114-acres in east San José that was developed as a golf course in 1960.  The course closed in 2004 and is now being proposed for residential and commercial development.

Before a development application is formally considered, the City of San José wants to hear from residents, business owners, and community members about their ideas for the site. With that in mind, the City is conducting a community engagement process from February until August of 2024.

A series of public meetings and online engagement activities will culminate in a set of Guiding Principles that will set the stage for future development considerations, including:

  • Development pattern and uses
  • Community amenities
  • Circulation improvements (pedestrian, bike, personal vehicle, bus, rail, etc.)
  • Placemaking and urban design concepts
  • Affordable housing
  • Job creation

The City will use the Guiding Principles that emerge from this community-centered planning process to evaluate the development proposal that will be submitted by the developer team.

Where can I learn more?

This website will be the primary means by which the City of San José shares information and updates about the planning process. It will be updated periodically with more information. Visit the FAQs and Resources pages to learn more.