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Gilroy Chamber Business Focus April 2024

Gilroy Chamber Business Focus April 2024

April 8, 2024

Gourmet Alley Project

Project Description

The City of Gilroy was awarded a $3.9 million grant through the California Department of Transportation Clean California Grant Program for infrastructure and aesthetic improvements of Gourmet Alley to create pedestrian and bicycle-friendly pathways.

This grant is overseen and administered by Caltrans.

Improvements Scheduled for Gourmet Alley Include:

  • Resurfacing 
  • New trash enclosures and trash receptacles
  • New signage
  • Additional lighting
  • New benches 
  • New landscaping
  • Resurfaced and restriped parking lots

Site Plans for the current scheduled improvements are available here.

A community meeting was held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, to discuss the project. 

The video of the meeting is available on the City’s YouTube channel.

The presentation from the meeting is available here.

Sign up to receive regular email updates from the City regarding the Gourmet Alley Project at

Project Schedule

Construction is anticipated to begin in April and be completed by Winter 2024.

In order to minimize the duration of the project construction, work is scheduled for Monday through Saturday from 7 AM – 7 PM.

What to Expect During Construction

Gourmet Alley will be closed south of 4th Street to all pedestrian & vehicle traffic for the duration of project construction.

  • Businesses and residents should make arrangements to receive deliveries on Monterey Road throughout the duration of project construction. 
  • Additionally, pedestrians should use alternate routes, including using sidewalks, to access Monterey Road.

The public parking lot on Eigleberry between 4th – 5th Streets will be closed for the duration of project construction. The public parking lot on Eigleberry between 5th – 6th Streets will be partially closed for the duration of project construction.

  • Alternate parking will be available at the Downtown Gourmet Parking Lot located at 7th and Eigleberry Streets and at the Railroad Parking Lot located at 6th and Railroad Streets.

The City is committed to completing this work quickly, efficiently, and safely. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or comments about the project, please call the Project Inspector Armando Gonzalez, at (408) 763-7763.

Drive - Thru Shred Day Event

Ready to clear out the clutter and reclaim your space? Say goodbye to those stacks of personal documents safely and securely! Mark your calendar for April 20th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and join us for our exciting Drive-Thru Shred Day – it’s free!

Why is it important to shred your personal and confidential documents?

  • Protects you from identity theft
  • Saves you on storage space 
  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to the landfills

*Please be advised that due to event popularity, it is recommended to show up early. The event will end when the shred truck is full or at 2:00pm. In addition, there is a maximum of 5 boxes per car.


Items that CAN be shredded include:

  • Documents
  • File folders
  • Envelopes
  • Checkbooks and other paper or similar items 
  • Staples and paper clips don’t need to be removed.

Items that CANNOT be shredded:

  • Wet materials
  • Plastics
  • Binders 
  • Large metal clips
  • Medical x-rays
  • And corrugated cardboard boxes

You can bring your personal documents to the following locations:

Gilroy – Rebekah Children’s Services (Gate 1)
290 I.O.O.F Ave 
Gilroy, CA 95020

Morgan Hill – Tennant Station Branch
400 Tennant Station
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

San Jose – Silver Creek Branch
5890 Silver Creek Valley Rd
San Jose, CA 95138

If you have any questions about our Free Shred Day, please contact our Member Services Department at (800) 564-1588.

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