Downtown Parking Garage

The Town of Los Gatos prides itself in a vibrant and historic downtown. The downtown succeeds as a destination for shopping and dining for the region, the state, and the world. This success has led to a long standing and increasing need for off street parking. The Town Council has recently reemphasized the importance of this topic.

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Agenda and Minutes - view here

Next Steps -

Please refer to Parking Study web page - Downtown Parking Study

Already Complete-

March 20, 2018 
The Town Council heard a report on broad parking issues in the Town and direct staff to bring forward a budget proposal for consultant services for a comprehensive parking study, implement a pilot for time limited parking adjustments, implement a one way street pilot, and implement a paid parking pilot program.

January 30, 2018
The Council Ad Hoc Committee discussed alternate project scenarios and funding opportunities.

December 18, 2017  
The Council Ad Hoc Committee began conversations on financial elements associated with the project.
November 16, 2017 
The Council Ad Hoc Committee reviewed preliminary design drawings and provided input that reflected two levels below grade and increasing detail on the conceptual design.  Data on downtown parking needs was reviewed and is available here.

The Council Ad Hoc also reviewed a schedule overview of the project and acknowledged renewal of the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with Presidio Development Partners.

September 20, 2017  
The Council Ad Hoc Committee reviewed preliminary massing diagrams for the project and heard public input on height, mass, viewing angles to adjacent property, and traffic flow.  Preliminary concern on costs opened the potential for reducing the number of BMP residential units. 

April 3, 2017 

The Council Ad Hoc Committee reviewed a draft Exclusive Negotiating Rights Agreement and provided input into the agreement and the schedule.

January 2017

The Town entered into an agreement with Keyser Marston Associates to provide consulting services for the Town during negotiations with Presidio Development Partners.

September 20, 2016

 Council provided direction to staff on the next steps, including exclusive negotiations with Presidio Development to partner with the Town in construction of a mixed use parking garage and housing project that includes the following components:
  • 300 Parking Spaces
  • 20-24 Residential Units (including 6-9 Below Market Units)
  • Maintain mass and scale appropriate for the neighborhood
  • Supplement costs with up to $4M from the Town.

September 2015 – Request for Information

The Town seeks information from qualified private sector firms on public – private partnership opportunities that meet the demand for parking and which may also address other Town priorities. See the link below for Request for Information. The Town is open to a breadth of solutions and provides guidance in this RFI as to particular areas of interest.   

Council Ad Hoc Committee

The Town Council set up a special Ad Hoc Committee to study the potential for a downtown garage.  Information on the Committee meetings can be found here: