28th Street/Little Portugal Transit-Oriented Development

This transit-oriented development (TOD) will be a 10-acre property owned by VTA adjacent to the future 28th Street/Little Portugal BART Station (the first of four station in BART Silicon Valley’s Phase II expansion). The property is located on N. 28th Street between E. St. James and Five Wounds Lane, and in the old Union Pacific right-of-way between E. Santa Clara Street and E. Julian Street.

This land has the potential for mixed-used developments with activated ground floor uses that increase transit ridership, catalyze other equitable developments, and help provide revenue for transit capital investments and operations. Projects that are transit-oriented allow people to live and work near public transportation, which helps clear the air, ease traffic, and adds infrastructure investments to the community.   

VTA's Transit-Oriented Development Program works with municipal, non-profit, 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. 

This project aligns with the BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension.  

Five Wounds Urban Village Plan

This project site is located within the City of San Jose’s Five Wounds Urban Village Plan, which is being updated through 2024 and will influence any development on this site.

Community Outreach

Outreach in this station area is a coordinated effort among VTA, VTA BART Silicon Valley Phase II, and City of San Jose outreach teams.

Design Development Framework

VTA is working with an urban design firm to create and conduct outreach for a Design Development Framework (DDF) that will guide the vision of future development proposals at the site. The final DDF will be used by VTA and stakeholders to evaluate initial and subsequent developer proposals and designs for transit-oriented developments on VTA-owned property. Both the DDF and the City’s Urban Village update will work in concert to promote equitable and inclusive TOD in the station area.

Little Portugal
A wall with a mural of a church and trees

Highlight cultural identity and address disparities 

People sitting at a table outside

Encourage new development that is both economically successful and grounded in place  

People walking on sidewalk

Make walking, biking, and taking transit the preferred mobility experiences 

Guide to Development

Development Opportunities

Learn more about VTA's Portfolio of TOD Opportunities.

This transit-oriented development (TOD) will be a 10-acre property owned by VTA adjacent to the future 28th Street/Little Portugal BART Station (the first of four station in BART Silicon Valley’s Phase II expansion). The property is located on N. 28th Street between E. St. James and Five Wounds Lane, and in the old Union Pacific right-of-way between E. Santa Clara Street and E. Julian Street.

This land has the potential for mixed-used developments with activated ground floor uses that increase transit ridership, catalyze other equitable developments, and help provide revenue for transit capital investments and operations. Projects that are transit-oriented allow people to live and work near public transportation, which helps clear the air, ease traffic, and adds infrastructure investments to the community.   

VTA's Transit-Oriented Development Program works with municipal, non-profit, 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. 

This project aligns with the BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension.  

Five Wounds Urban Village Plan

This project site is located within the City of San Jose’s Five Wounds Urban Village Plan, which is being updated through 2024 and will influence any development on this site.

Community Outreach

Outreach in this station area is a coordinated effort among VTA, VTA BART Silicon Valley Phase II, and City of San Jose outreach teams.

Design Development Framework

VTA is working with an urban design firm to create and conduct outreach for a Design Development Framework (DDF) that will guide the vision of future development proposals at the site. The final DDF will be used by VTA and stakeholders to evaluate initial and subsequent developer proposals and designs for transit-oriented developments on VTA-owned property. Both the DDF and the City’s Urban Village update will work in concert to promote equitable and inclusive TOD in the station area.

Little Portugal
A wall with a mural of a church and trees

Highlight cultural identity and address disparities 

People sitting at a table outside

Encourage new development that is both economically successful and grounded in place  

People walking on sidewalk

Make walking, biking, and taking transit the preferred mobility experiences 

Guide to Development

Development Opportunities

Learn more about VTA's Portfolio of TOD Opportunities.

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