Blossom Hill Station Transit Oriented Development

The Blossom Hill Station is a 7.59-acre property is located along Blossom Hill Road at Canoas Creek and serves as a Park & Ride lot for Light Rail and Bus passengers.

The parking lot has the potential for mixed use/mixed income transit residential and commercial development. Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD) enhance VTA’s transit operations through increases in ridership and infrastructure improvements. TOD 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’s TOD Program works with...

The Blossom Hill Station is a 7.59-acre property is located along Blossom Hill Road at Canoas Creek and serves as a Park & Ride lot for Light Rail and Bus passengers.

The parking lot has the potential for mixed use/mixed income transit residential and commercial development. Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD) enhance VTA’s transit operations through increases in ridership and infrastructure improvements. TOD 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’s TOD 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 TOD requirements is that 20% of housing on a particular site must be affordable.

VTA's Board of Directors selected developer partner, Green Republic Blossom Hill LLC, at the March 2019 board meeting. Green Republic Blossom Hill is a joint venture between Republic Urban, Swenson, and EAH Housing. VTA staff will work with the developer to define the project and seek necessary approvals from the City of San Jose.

​​​Station Access Study - Why We Need Your Input

How do you use the Blossom Hill Station? This might seem like an odd question during a shelter in place and transit limited to essential trips only. However, with restrictions beginning to ease, we want to be sure transit riders who use the Blossom Hill Station and neighbors are represented in the planned transit oriented development at that station. 

Do you/will you walk, ride your bike, park your car and take transit, or use an employer shuttle? Looking forward, what improvements would enhance the station or ensure you feel as safe as possible? Is the station accessible to you? You can provide this input and more in our new opinion survey

At a 2019 community meeting, VTA received valuable feedback regarding station accessibility. Now we're hoping to add to that with this new Blossom Hill Station Access Study, which is focused on identifying further recommendations and projects to improve how you get to and from the station to catch your bus or light rail train. 

VTA hopes to build on the previous ideas including improvements to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, parking, bus transit and signage. 

Please tell us in the survey

1. What recommendation you like most.

2. If you feel something was missed, or what else should be considered? 

Providing feedback is interactive and easy and will only take a few minutes.

Since it's too soon to have the typical in-person gatherings we normally hold, our information gathering is entirely virtual, so please participate. Your voice is valuable!

 

Community Outreach

To date, VTA has hosted three community meetings. The presentations provided at the meetings are available for download. January 2018, October 2018, and May 15, 2019.

VTA staff are available to speak with you or present this information at your neighborhood meeting. Please contact us at the number listed below and we will coordinate this with you.

Development Opportunities

Learn more about VTA's Portfolio of TOD Opportunities.

Timeline

Title
Project Development
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Community Meeting: Visioning
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VTA Board of Directors voted to develop housing in two of the three parking areas closest to the station
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Request for Proposals (RFP) sent to developer community
Milestone Date
Title
Community Meeting: Development Process and Schedule
Milestone Date
Title
Proposals Received and Reviewed by a Selection Panel
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Title
VTA Board Voted to Enter into a 1 year negotiation with Green Republic Blossom Hill LLC
Milestone Date
Body

323 Apartments, of which 84 will be classified as affordable to low-income renters.

10,775 square feet of retail and commercial space will be available.

Title
Exclusive Negotiation Agreement
Milestone Date
Body

Extended from May 2019 to August 2020.

Title
Community Meeting: Meet the Developer
Milestone Date
Title
Signature Project: Development Permit Applications, Environmental Review
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Title
Public Hearings
Milestone Date
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Construction
Phase Date Range
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Funding

Total Funding
Undetermined, privately funded

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