The Diridon Area Neighborhood Group (DANG) advocated for funding for the Gardner Community Center. S+NI will be garnering community input on the reuse of Gardner by going door to door and electronic surveys to get direct input on the reuse.
The San Jose City Council directed staff to:
1) Allocate $1M from the Early Payment for Job Readiness and Community Stabilization fund for
programming at the Gardner Community Center that will be sensitive to the needs of the
community, including workforce development and children’s programs.
2) Allocate 55% (about $2M) of the long-term corporate accommodations (LTCA) parks
contribution (in section 4.42 of the development agreement) for parks within ¾ mile from the
boundaries of the Downtown West development site regardless of district boundaries and/or
3) Allocate 10% (about $2M) of the $22.3M unallocated Community Benefit Commitment to be
spent within the ¾ mile from the boundaries of the Downtown West development site regardless
of district boundaries and/or freeway infrastructure with input from that community and the
District 3 and District 6 Councilmembers’ offices.
The Gardner Community Center is being re-imagined so that the programs, space, and activities will reflect how the community wants to use the space and take advantage of new resources that the center will be offering. Please take the survey below to give your thoughts on programs for the Gardner Community Center.