The potential residential development site falls within the Five Wounds Urban Village Plan. The Five Wounds Urban Village Plan, together with the Little Portugal, Roosevelt Park, and Twenty‐Fourth Street Urban Village Plans, are part of the first group of Urban Village Plans prepared by the City and the community to further the Urban Village strategy of the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan. As a City Council approved policy document for the future growth of the Five Wounds Urban Village, this Plan establishes a framework for the transition of the Five Wounds Urban Village into a vibrant mixed‐use and pedestrian‐oriented district that complements and supports the planned Santa Clara – Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) project along East Santa Clara Street, the extension of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to the area, and creates a safe environment for all modes of travel, a healthy mix of uses, and public gathering places… a great place to live, work, and play.
Currently, the Five Wounds Urban Village contains a variety of land uses including; large, two‐to three‐story industrial building with uses such as the Monarch Truck Center and the Kellogg Eggo Factory; public/quasi‐public uses such as the Rocketship Discovery Prep Elementary School, the Five Wounds Portuguese National Church and the I.E.S. Hall; a few small one‐story commercial buildings containing a convenience market and a salon, a drive‐through McDonald’s; and one‐story single‐family detached residences, and two‐story apartments. Industrial uses encompass a majority of the land area in the Five Wounds Urban Village. These industrial uses once benefited from the access to the Union Pacific Railroad that previously had tracks running along the west side of North 28th Street. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority now owns this former railroad right‐of‐way