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Old October 22nd, 2013, 12:46 AM   #2121
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Willow Glen has a CBID, seems to be working for them: http://www.willowglen.org/CBID
Seems to be working Downtown as well.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 02:01 AM   #2122
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apigee moves to downtown san jose from palo alto

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n....html?page=all
That's a good chunk of space, 10 Almaden is a nice building. Legacy needs to do something to get similiar companies into Riverpark II, it accounts for a huge portion of our vacant Class-A space.


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Rose Garden Whole Foods glitch

Construction on the Whole Foods Market at the corner of The Alameda and Stockton Avenue stopped in mid-October, after the discovery of two underground tanks and concerns over soil contamination.

There is disagreement between the property owners and Whole Foods about who should pay for remediation of the issues, but both sides expect construction to restart soon.

http://www.mercurynews.com/san-jose-...-foods-glitch#

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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:45 AM   #2123
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Hey guys. I lurk here a bunch. Generally good stuff.

Anyway, I'm curious about thoughts on this Bizjournal article:
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n...biz-moved.html

Not good SJ press. I can't help but think that:

a) They were having trouble getting the "dynamic" people startups always drool over - i.e. young hipsters
b) If they tried to locate themselves Downtown they might have had a shot recruiting such people. This leads to the counter-balance of the Mixbook article - http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n...s-largest.html (already posted by others)

What do you guys think?
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 09:53 AM   #2124
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Hey guys. I lurk here a bunch. Generally good stuff.

Anyway, I'm curious about thoughts on this Bizjournal article:
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n...biz-moved.html

Not good SJ press. I can't help but think that:

a) They were having trouble getting the "dynamic" people startups always drool over - i.e. young hipsters
b) If they tried to locate themselves Downtown they might have had a shot recruiting such people. This leads to the counter-balance of the Mixbook article - http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n...s-largest.html (already posted by others)

What do you guys think?
I don't worry too much about it. Here's another example that counters what the Mixbook people think: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n...age=all&r=full
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 04:34 PM   #2125
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Hey guys. I lurk here a bunch. Generally good stuff.

Anyway, I'm curious about thoughts on this Bizjournal article:
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n...biz-moved.html

Not good SJ press. I can't help but think that:

a) They were having trouble getting the "dynamic" people startups always drool over - i.e. young hipsters
b) If they tried to locate themselves Downtown they might have had a shot recruiting such people. This leads to the counter-balance of the Mixbook article - http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/n...s-largest.html (already posted by others)

What do you guys think?
I think they're using "San Jose" too loosely. Are they talking no talent in DTSJ? North SJ? Santana Row area? It's a big town. I would argue that there are micro regions with in the city limits itself.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 06:39 PM   #2126
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I think they're using "San Jose" too loosely. Are they talking no talent in DTSJ? North SJ? Santana Row area? It's a big town. I would argue that there are micro regions with in the city limits itself.
I did a bit of internet searching and I think they were headquartered at 2306 zanker road. So deep into north San Jose, and not like some of those spots along first st like metro/skyport where things are a bit more happening. I think their comments are probably true, north San Jose does seem more suited to established companies than start ups. I mean I don't think any of the big name companies in sprawling campuses have any trouble finding talent.

However, I do think the article should have been more specific about locations in San Jose. There are definitely a wide variety of sub markets and comparing a sprawling section of north San Jose to Palo alto or San Francisco is crazy to begin with. They offer completely different things to companies.
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It's a confusing article. On the one hand, the writer states that getting people to commute to San Francisco is a stretch. But on the other hand, a commute from Palo Alto to San Jose or even the other way around, can be a relative lark.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 07:46 PM   #2128
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So the anti-trust exemption for baseball survives, because the judge did not want to take it upon himself to topple it, but the claims of tortious interference by MLB will be heard by a different judge in a state court. Susan Slusser and some other baseball writers speculate that this is better for San Jose, as MLB would not want their backroom dealings to be revealed and dissected at trial. Possible settlement to come?
It takes a pretty bold trial judge to disregard a Supreme Ct. decision; I don't think anyone thought he would do that. But he did do what was the best he could do: he criticized it openly.

There's a better chance that the appeals courts could reject or narrow the Sup. Ct. decision; but it seem likely that it will have to go to the Supreme Ct. one way or the other unless settled (which seems likely since MLB has nothing to win and much to lose). It would be fascinating to see what Selig's blue-ribbon committee actually talked about for 4 years.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 01:12 AM   #2129
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Seems to be working Downtown as well.
There are several in San Francisco. My point is that they are very limited in scope.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 02:30 AM   #2130
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The city recently made it easier for neighborhoods to form CBIDs. I think they are meant for precisely small scope items. I'm not convinced its a good thing either though. Here is some rationale from Councilman Oliviero.

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/entries/fund_thyself/
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 02:30 AM   #2131
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The city recently made it easier for neighborhoods to form CBIDs. I think they are meant for precisely small scope items. I'm not convinced its a good thing either though. Here is some rationale from Councilman Oliviero.

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/entries/fund_thyself/
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 02:45 AM   #2132
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I haven't seen any announcements, but that is where Phase II of Skyport Plaza is supposed to go:

I drove by this site yesterday and it looks like some grade work was being done.

Also, Samsung T-cranes up, and my are they beautiful
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 03:57 AM   #2133
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I drove by this site yesterday and it looks like some grade work was being done.
That's the new Kaiser outpatient facility. Not what we were hoping for, but that facility will be needed now that North 1st is supporting residential along with industrial.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 04:17 AM   #2134
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That's the new Kaiser outpatient facility. Not what we were hoping for, but that facility will be needed now that North 1st is supporting residential along with industrial.
Yeah, I had forgotten about that. I posted a pic of the site a few weeks ago.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 05:42 AM   #2135
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file:///storage/emulated/0/Android/data/.cliptray/1382499637868.jpg
Ugh, trying to some pics up, but doesn't look like i can from my phone, ill try again later
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 08:26 AM   #2137
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Ugh, trying to some pics up, but doesn't look like i can from my phone, ill try again later
The pictures need to be hosted online, Photobucket and Imgur are the most common services used on here.
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 12:36 PM   #2138
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Alright, I figured I needed something like that.

http://m.flickr.com/lightbox?id=10436826516

http://m.flickr.com/lightbox?id=10436115365
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 02:12 PM   #2139
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Here are the pics (you need to grab the direct link to the image or the BBCODE from Flickr):

image hosted on flickr

Samsung t crane by francomarco87, on Flickr

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Going Up by francomarco87, on Flickr
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Old October 23rd, 2013, 10:26 PM   #2140
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Nice pictures!!! I went to check it out last night, pretty cool to see them! Can't wait to see these guys in downtown in the next few months as well!

On another note: as I was driving South on 1st Street last night going south into Downtown, I noticed that the Bank of the West building does not have any lights on its top. Wasn't there one before? I seem to remember it...such a shame that the best looking building in Downtown is not lit up. That top spire is the best looking topper in all of South Bay's buildings!
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