Don't forget San Pedro Sq. Market and the new SoFa Market, too. There are tons of housing downtown already and more is coming immediately. My idea was the way for the city to take the next step: Apple store, H & M, Zara, Dillar's and a slew Scandinavian stores from Denmark, Sweden and others, which there aren't that many of them in the area, and more sleek towers of all uses with heavenly designs. Kepler's bookstore should relocate from Menlo Park to downtown by next to Market by Safeway. There, you'll have the downtown that has taken to the next level!:lol:Of course it's happening to some capacity. The capacity is that of a much smaller town. Even Palo Alto feels livelier than us. I am not a fan of "it's already happening" mentality. The city needs to dream bigger.
There should be more things downtown that aren't available in our neighboring cities (e.g. Campbell, Santa Clara). Not sure how a city goes about encouraging that sort of thing; the increased residential density should help a lot.