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Winchester Urban Village Corridor Community "Visioning" meeting Thursday June 25, 2015.
Join City of San Jose staff at the Community Visioning Workshop that will plan for future commercial and housing growth along the Winchester Corridor.
When: Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6:30-9:00 pm Sign-in and Orientation: 6:00-6:30 pm
Where: Castlemont Elementary School, 3040 Payne Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

BCA General Meeting – Sept 22
Next meeting: Tuesday, September 22, 2015. 6:30 PM. Rose Garden Library Community Room, 1580 Naglee at Dana. See story at left.

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BCA  Meeting – June 2015   More...

BCA  Meeting – Feb 2015   More...

First Tech Credit Union closes West San Carlos branch. Read more....

Bascom Business block shuttered See story at left.

Minutes of BCA meeting Jan 27. Download in PDF.

Save the Burbank Theater!

Once a thriving community entertainment center, now just a relic. Undone by the construction of the 280 freeway, this community icon is now threatened with foreclosure and possible destruction or indefinite mothballing. The Studio Sharise tenant is trying to gain control of the building, hoping to restore or expand the retail areas and enhance the current art and dance studio. Read how you can help Save the Burbank.

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VTA updates I280/880/Stevens Creek Project site with  Video...

Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
Tour the proposed West San Carlos Bus Rapid Transit Corridor. More...

Free trees for Burbank residents!

Chinese Fringe Tree
Burbank Tree Planting – March 17

Emergency Services & Information

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211 Non-Emergency Information Service.  More...

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Next BCA Meeting Tues Sept 22, 6:30 PM
Rose Garden Library Community Room

The next meeting of the Burbank Community Association will be Tueday, September 22, 6:30 PM, at the Rose Garden Library Community Room, 1580 Naglee at Dana. Find out what's going on in your community, voice your concerns, and hear from our elected representatives and law enforcement officials.

Our usual guest speakers are expected to be representatives from the offices of County Supervisor Ken Yeager, the County District Attorney, and representatives from the County Sheriff and San Jose Police Department.

We hope the parking for this event will be back to normal, as there aren't any graduation ceremonies in the Rose Garden at this time of year. Also we hope to improve the public address system in the room so that audibility is better.

Watch this space for news of special speakers or presentations at this event. At our June 2 meeting we featured:

Bascom Business Block Shuttered

All the businesses on Bascom Avenue in the block north of Basile were evicted from their shops.

The entire block of business was shuttered at the end of January, and fenced off by the beginning of February.   Among the evicted business were Burbank favorites, including the Apatzingan Market (now at 901 N. 13th St.), Space Cat (moved to 1415 W. San Carlos), Big Al's Record Barn (collection sold to a Brazillian mega-collector, Zero Freitas), the Holland Shop, Time Tunnel Toys (now at 1583 Meridian Ave), and other unique shops.

At the time of the BCA's last meeting on January 28, County officials said that the property had not yet been sold. Burbank residents curious about the block's fate must wait until it is sold and a permit sought for demolition or repair.

In a reply to a resident's concern, Supervisor Yeager's policy aide, Alex Shoor, said of this issue:

If this property gets purchased and there is a new use of the existing building or a new building altogether gets built ... it will automatically “trigger” annexation into the City of San Jose. This property may then become part of San Jose’s “urban village”* plan for the West San Carlos area. As such, San Jose’s Planning Department would receive the initial paperwork before the County.

* Webmaster's note: This area would probably be treated as a "Commercial Urban Village" under the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan.

Although the physical premises were somewhat dilapidated, the businesses in this block were truly unique and valued by many Burbank residents. We shall miss them, and to those who survive in new locations we wish the best of luck.

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