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Milpitas Gateway–Main Street Specific Plan Update

Ascent is leading the comprehensive update of the Gateway–Main Street Specific Plan, which will serve as a guide for the revitalization of the Milpitas midtown/downtown area. The Gateway–Main Street Specific Plan area is envisioned as a group of midtown neighborhoods that together create a complete community and a center for Milpitas. Main Street and the Civic Center will continue to evolve into a walkable and thriving destination, supported by civic and cultural anchors, infill residential, and neighborhood retail nodes. The Crossroads will serve as a regional destination and as a Gateway to Milpitas and the Abbott District. New infill housing and mixed use will be paired with complete streets and trail improvements, new urban open spaces, plazas, and placemaking to distinguish midtown as a walkable and bike-friendly urban community.

The planning process includes extensive public engagement, scenario planning and feasibility testing, detailed urban design guidance for housing, infill development, retail, and public realm improvements, and a detailed implementation program to address economic development and infrastructure improvements.

City of Milpitas

Community Planning
Urban Design
Objective Design Standards
Community Engagement

Milpitas, California
BAE Urban Economics, Greensfelder Commercial Real Estate LLC, Plan to Place, Fehr & Peers, BKF Engineers

Project Contact

Christine Babla, AIA, AICP, LEED AP
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