Great news! At a public hearing this morning the City of San Jose Planning Department approved the planning permit for the new Pickleball Courts!
Almost 50 Pickleball members and supporters attended the Planning Department hearing at City Hall in support of the of the permit application. Our Project Designer, Mowat, and Garry Gray, past club president, spoke to the key design elements and the history of the club and the courts project. One resident from outside the Villages expressed a concern about noise, but the City planning staff noted that the design meets the City standards for noise and will only operate during daylight hours. Mowat noted that the area has been zoned for over 30 years for uses like tennis courts or other outdoor sports, longer than the houses nearby. After careful deliberation the Planning Director ruled to approve the permit.
Next steps are for Mowat to develop a detailed cost estimate to be taken to the Club Board. With Club Board approval, then a membership vote will be scheduled. Then hiring a builder and construction begins.
Thanks to everyone who came to City Hall early this morning to support the project! We are finally making great progress and on our way to having new courts.