2119 Lincoln Avenue Was Zoned Residential When Purchased

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2219 Lincoln Ave, Support Teacher Housing

As you know, the San Jose City Council denied our plea to allow us to build teacher housing at 2119 Lincoln Ave. in San Jose.  We were very disappointed in the result, but we are not going to give up on the Missing Middle.  We are committed more than ever to help our teachers.

Unfortunately, there were a few facts that we were unable to voice during the hearing, here are a few of facts:

  • 2119 Lincoln Ave was residential when Sarah Chaffin purchased it in 2010
  • On June 25, 2007, the previous owner of the land requested a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from residential to commercial.  Then on November 1, 2011, almost a year after Sarah Chaffin purchased the land, the city processed the prior owner’s application from 2007 and converted the property to commercial land.
  • Land conversion from commercial to residential has taken place on several occasions since 2011.

We are not giving up on our teachers or the Missing Middle, we will continue to fight for affordable housing. 

Click to see the official zoning change documentation

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