Town of Los Gatos
S. Santa Cruz Avenue at Wood Road Street Closure
S. Santa Cruz Avenue at Wood Road Street Closure

Destination Los Gatos
Temporary Traffic Measures
July 9-10, 2016

The Town of Los Gatos continues to thrive as a destination to live, work, and play, as well as shop and dine.

The Town is piloting different traffic mechanisms and collecting data to assess potential transportation options. To achieve this, the Town has implemented a temporary closure along South Santa Cruz Avenue at Wood Road. The closure effectively eliminates southbound access to Highway 17. Through the use of signage and public outreach, the Town has identified freeway entrances at Highway 9 and Lark Avenue as the preferred routes. Traffic data show that the fastest route to the beach is to remain on Highway 17 rather than cutting through Los Gatos.

The temporary closure takes the form of a temporary traffic circle at South Santa Cruz Avenue and Wood Road. Vehicles entering the circle headed south on Santa Cruz Avenue are redirected back north. The traffic circle also accommodates vehicles exiting northbound Highway 17 and local traffic from Wood Road.

The pilot closure will be in place on July 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weekend travelers to the coast are encouraged to remain on Highway 17 as the quickest route to the beach. Los Gatos welcomes visitors to shop, dine, and enjoy the Town.

Public Comments are welcome at  

 Planning Commission Agenda
for the North 40 Development Applications
is Now Available Online 
July 12, 2016 and July 13, 2016

The agenda for the July 12, 2016 Planning Commission public hearing for the proposed North 40 Development Applications is now available online.  

The special meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at 110 E. Main Street. Commission meetings are broadcast live on KCAT-15. Live and archived videos are also available online.

It is anticipated that the Planning Commission will continue their discussion of the Development Applications to its regular meeting on Wednesday July 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The role of the Planning Commission is to make a recommendation on the applications to the Town Council.

The Development Applications are for the southern half of the Specific Plan Area. Specifically, the proposal includes 320 residential units, of which 50 are affordable senior units; approximately 66,000 square feet of commercial space, which includes a market hall; and on-site and off-site road and other improvements. The Specific Plan and the development plans are available for review online and in the Community Development Department at 110 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030.

A scale model is located in the Los Gatos Library and will be available for viewing throughout the Planning Commission and Town Council public hearing process. Story poles on the site are available for viewing until August 9, 2016.  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and other information is available on the North 40 webpage.

To provide input on any Planning Commission agenda item, please visit the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings to learn more about how members of the public may submit comments via email, postal mail or hand-delivered prior to the Commission meeting at which the item will be considered. 

Comments on the Development Applications may be made verbally at the Planning Commission public hearing and/or may be submitted in writing by 11:00 a.m. the day of the Planning Commission meeting.  Written comments are encouraged and should be submitted to Joel Paulson, Community Development Director, at 110 E. Main Street, Los Gatos, CA 95030.

Annual Senior Picnic BBQ
July 13, 2016 
Civic Center Lawn

Join the Town of Los Gatos and the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center's 55 Plus Program at the annual senior picnic BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016!

Enjoy live music, good food, and door prizes! RSVP by Friday, July 8. Space is limited.

For more information or to RSVP, stop by the Los Gatos Adult Recreation Center's 55 Plus Program Drop In Office, located at 208 E. Main St., 95030, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- Noon or call 408-354-1514.

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