An official groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the new mixed-income residential project across from Tamien Station in San Jose. The 555-unit project is the first development from the Valley Transit Authority in two decades, with half a dozen more in the pipeline. VTA is partnering with Core Companies and Republic Urban Properties.
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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.
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.
New renderings have been released ahead of today’s planning commission for the Blossom Hill Station project at 605 Blossom Hill Road in South San Jose, Santa Clara County. The project will replace roughly 5.4 acres of surface parking by light rail and buses with two new residential structures and ground-level retail. Republic Urban Properties is responsible for the project, operating through an LLC with EAH Housing working on the affordable housing component.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, i.e., VTA, is welcoming the public to provide design feedback on the four future San Jose BART Stations. In particular, VTA is looking for ideas of visual elements to integrate into each of the stations. Along with the survey, the Authority has released some of the most detailed illustrations yet of the future transit hubs. The website is part of phase two in community engagement, the Construction Education and Outreach Plan. The website will receive its final comments on Friday, September 17th.