The San Jose Redevelopment Agency (SJRA) is dedicated to creating jobs, building housing, and improving the lives of all who live and work in San Jose. The Redevelopment Agency partners with business and the community to accomplish economic revitalization in downtown San Jose, our technology parks and industrial areas, and our neighborhoods.
The San Jose Redevelopment Agency (SJRA) established its Neighborhood Business District (NBD) program in 1984 to revitalize and encourage private investment in San Jose's older commercial neighborhoods. Enhanced by community involvement, In collaboration with the business and adjacent residential community, a Neighborhood Business District Improvement Strategy was completed for each NBD.
The NBD program physically improves commercial districts by upgrading building facades and signage, constructing street and sidewalk improvements, installing new pedestrian lighting, streetlights, banners and trees, constructing medians and parking lots, and undergrounding utilities. The SJRA Neighborhood Business District program assists in the establishment, promotion and technical assistance/training of business associations, provides retail recruitment and retention assistance, offers marketing programs and business training, and makes referrals to business development resources
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