SoFA District Demonstration Project
In 2009, SVCREATES
(then 1stACT Silicon Valley) set out to demonstrate urban design principles and activation within the SoFA District of downtown San Jose
. Working closely with SoFA District stakeholders and KenKay and Associates
, a master plan for SoFA District improvements was developed and key elements were implemented. Over $3M was invested in public murals, sidewalk seating, lighting, landscaping, banners, crosswalk art, and the renovation of Parque De Los Pobladores
. And today many of these “small wonders” are being implemented throughout downtown San Jose under the stewardship of the San Jose’s Downtown Business Association.