Santa Clara Wants to Reclaim Its Downtown

Santa Clara, which tore down its downtown in the 60’s, wants to rebuild it as a central walking, meeting and human scaled space.

Old Santa Clara downtown, demolished in the 60s.


New vision for Santa Clara






Last November, ABC News covered Reclaiming our Downtown’s efforts. For more on their vision, see the group’s webpage.


Click on the image to watch the video: ABC News on Santa Clara Downtown rebuild

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  • Carole Whitacre says:

    A city is not a community without a lively DT center. As our urban centers densify it is even more necessary. Walkable streets with cooling tree canopies, lively cherished businesses housed in historic buildings are like a magnet to urban dwellers. Thankfully, Santa Clara residents and Council recognize this. Bravo!

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