The City of San Jose has published a 267-page addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report of the Diridon Station Area Plan, showing an increase in allowed office space and hotel rooms in downtown San Jose. The Diridon Station Area Plan, or DSAP, is a purposeful rezoning of 262 acres adopted by San Jose in 2014 to build closer to public transit. The plan aims to extend the city’s Central Business District to reach the train station in response to 2008’s successful Proposition 1A to start the High-Speed Rail project from southern to northern California, including the anticipated link with Diridon Station.
The developer Urban Catalyst has purchased the lots required to build a 184-unit residential project at 486-498 West San Carlos Street in Downtown West, San Jose, and inside the Diridon Station Area Plan. The project will provide new housing right near the existing transit station, of which nine will be sold as affordable for very low-income residents.