• Neighborhood socials Each year we have several neighborhood socials including the June Ice Cream Social with Elections, National Night Out, the social after the Neighborhood Yard Sale and the Halloween Social. At the Halloween Social in 2011 over 400 people attended.
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 11:17 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Block Captain Program What does a block captain do? Attend neighborhood meetings whenever possible (10 scheduled meetings per year, usually at 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month at Lowell Elementary School) Act as the human connection between neighbors and the neighborhood association Distribute fliers the week before general meeting or events Talk to neighbors about the association and association's projects Report problems, issues or successes of your block to the neighborhood association How much time does it take? Probably less than one hour each month in addition to the neighborhood general meetings. What is a block captain’s term? We’re hoping you’ll be a block captain as long as you live in the neighborhood, but all things change ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2012, 3:53 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Engagement with SJPD and SJSUPD Officers from both the San Jose Police Department and the San Jose State University Police Department routinely come to the General Meetings each month. They report on police issues in the neighborhood and answer neighbors questions.
    Posted Jan 10, 2011, 11:42 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Holiday Gifts to Lowell School Funded and distributed Holiday Gifts of warm sweaters, jackets and uniform clothing to needy children and families at Lowell School
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:16 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale Each year there is a neighborhood-wide Yard Sale. In 2011 we introduced the SUN Neighborhood Yard Sale Banner and had over 25 households participating, ending up with an ice cream social in the park.
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 11:19 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Planted More Than 100 Trees Partnered with Our City Forest and Planted More Than 100 Trees within SUN boundaries. Trees increase property value and cool the city
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:18 PM by Sun Secretary
  • O'Donnell's Gardens Park Partnered with Parks and Recreation to plan and install O’Donnell’s Garden Park at the intersection of 6th and William Streets – the first new downtown park in more than 100 years
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 11:23 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Neighborhood Cleanup and Dumpster Day Planned, staffed and paid for at least one Neighborhood Cleanup and Dumpster Day for the past 10 years
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 11:21 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Facade Improvements Provided input for Facade Improvements on buildings along the William Street business corridor
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:20 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Landlord Education and Engagement Program Established Landlord Education and Engagement Program (LEEP) to deal with landlord-tenant and quality of life issues within SUN. Settled a number of issues to date without having to resort to adjudication
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:20 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Anti Graffiti Program Recruited and assisted neighbors in Anti-Graffiti Program to clean up tagging and reduce vandalism in the neighborhood. Walter Soellner honored for sustained efforts at graffiti abatement year after year
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:21 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Reed Historic District Map of Reed Historic DistrictPart of our neighborhood has been designated a City Landmark Historic District. Exterior work on buildings in this district require a Historical Preservation (HP) Permit. An HP Permit protects our neighborhood's historic treasures by maintaining their integrity and character. Pamplets About Historical PreservationCalifornia State Historical Building CodeDesignated City LandmarkHistoric PreservationHistoric Resources InventoryListingsYou can search for your street in the following document and see how it is classifiedHistoric Resources Inventory ListingHistoric Designation ClassificationsNRD = National Register DistrictNRS = National Register Site/StructureENRD = Eligible for National Register DistrictENR = Eligible for National Register (individually)SL = State LandmarkCR = California Register Site/StructureECRD = Eligible for Calif. Register ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2011, 10:46 AM by Sun Secretary
  • Reed Historic District Gateway Acquired grant monies to Identify Entryway into the Reed Historic District, build a gateway sign fence, place a city-approved district sign and landscape at 7th Street and Margaret Way
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:22 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Casa Feliz Studios Casa Feliz Studios is on the 600 block of 9th Street in SUN. It was built by First Community Housing, and replaced an old apartment building with no place for tenants to socialize other than the porch and sidewalk in front. The SUN Association had input into the design and landscape, and Sandra Soellner represented SUN on the Board of First Community Housing. It is a wonderful example of SUN working with developers to add housing that contributes to the ambiance of and quality of life for our neighborhood. First Community Housing was honored in November 2010 by having Casa Feliz Studios named “Best Rental Affordable Housing Project” by the Home Depot Foundation.  As part of this process, the Home ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2011, 1:28 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Sound Barrier Tree Planting Partnered with Cal Tran for Sound Barrier Tree Planting along the 280 7th Street off-ramp and Margaret Way corridor
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:24 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Pave and Light Alleyways Partnered with the City of San Jose DOT to Pave and Light unsafe alleyways behind properties on 5th, 6th and 7th Street
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:24 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Install Bulb-outs Partnered with DOT to Install Bulb-outs (street narrowing) and cobbled crosswalks at 6th and Reed to slow traffic and make shorter, safer crossing at Lowell school
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:25 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Traffic Calming Partnered with Council Office and DOT to Calm Traffic, Re-stripe Crosswalks and Install Speed Limit and Children Present Signs along Margaret between 7th and 11th Streets
    Posted Nov 13, 2011, 11:07 AM by Sun Secretary
  • Pedestrian Scale Lighting Partnered with Public Works to plan and install Pedestrian-Scale Lighting along the William Street corridor through the entire neighborhood making William Street safer for night walking
    Posted Jan 9, 2011, 9:26 PM by Sun Secretary
  • Permit Parking Achieved 100% expansion of Permit Parking throughout the entire neighborhood. To apply for a residential parking permit use this form.
    Posted Feb 18, 2013, 5:23 PM by Sun Secretary
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