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Ohlone-Chynoweth Light Rail Station Development


VTA will host a Community Meeting on Wednesday, January 17, to give residents an opportunity to learn about a proposal for transit-oriented development (TOD) at the Ohlone-Chynoweth Light Rail Station.  Attendees are encouraged to provide input and ask questions about the potential for mixed use/mixed income transit residential and commercial development at that location.

The Ohlone-Chynoweth Station is a 3.89-acre property located along Chynoweth Avenue and Pearl Avenue in South San Jose and serves as a Park & Ride lot for light rail and bus passengers. Developments that are transit-oriented in nature enhance VTA’s transit operations through increases in ridership and infrastructure improvements.  VTA is analyzing the site for opportunities to work with the private development sector along with the City of San Jose to plan a space that allows people to live and work near public transportation which helps clear the air, ease traffic and get you moving more efficiently and reliably.

VTA is embarking on preparing this site for future development, beginning with talking to the community about its plans. The land use designation is already slated for Transit Residential (TR) development. VTA’s Joint Development Program works with municipal and private partners to encourage the development of housing, retail, and employment centers in places that will help increase transit ridership and contribute to a vibrant community.   Among VTA’s Joint Development requirements is that 20% of housing on a particular site must be affordable.

Ohlone-Chynoweth Joint Development Project Community Meeting
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Gunderson High School – Library
622 Gaundabert Lane
San Jose

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