Valley Transit Authority

Diridon Station at-grade and stacked alternative looking west from Cahill Plaza, illustration by Mott MacDonald

Meeting Tomorrow for Diridon Station Redevelopment, San Jose

New project details have been revealed ahead of tomorrow’s meeting about expanding the Diridon Station in San Jose. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Diridon Joint Policy Advisory Board will review three design options to accommodate increased Caltrain services, integrate High-Speed Rail, and connect to the future BART extension. As expected for an infrastructure project in the Bay Area, the costs are astronomical, ranging from $2.5 billion to $13 billion.

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Berryessa apartments, design by Dahlin

VTA Signs Deal for Affordable Housing at Berryessa Transit Center, San Jose

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has entered a formal lease agreement to construct a ten-story affordable housing project on the vacant lot next to the Berryessa Transit Center in San Jose, Santa Clara County. Affirmed Housing Group is now working to create 195 units of low-income housing for individuals and families within the planned transit-oriented Urban Village.

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Eterna Tower looking west, rendering by Anderson Architects

Approval For Threatened Eterna Tower by San Jose Planning Commission

The San Jose Planning Commission has approved plans for a 26-story residential skyscraper for 17-31 East Santa Clara Street in Downtown San Jose, Santa Clara County. However, the project is threatened because the VTA aims to seize part of the land through eminent domain for the future San Jose VTA/BART Station. The project team believes Eterna Tower can contain the new train station entrance. The VTA disagrees.

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