Branham Station Transit-Oriented Development

The Branham Station is a 3-acre property located at Branham Lane and Narvaez Avenue in San Jose, California. This property currently serves as a Park & Ride lot for VTA light rail passengers.

This land has the potential for mixed-use Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). 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.  

In January 2023, VTA’s Board of Directors approved a time-limited collaboration with nonprofit developer, Charities Housing, for pre-development background research towards a feasible affordable homeownership development concept.

VTA has partnered with the Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing. The Office of Supportive Housing administers the 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond. The partnership encourages the development of affordable housing at this location. 

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. 

Station Access Study

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) initiated a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Station Access Study for the Capitol and Branham Stations to analyze multi-modal access and circulation to and from the station. VTA conducted the analysis in coordination with a proposed residential mixed-use joint development project on VTA property located at Capitol Expressway and Narvaez Avenue on a portion of the station's Park & Ride lot. The Capitol Station and Branham Station Access Study final report provides proposed access improvements, travel demand management strategies, and cost estimates for the identified access improvements to the station area and the proposed TOD project.

Community Outreach

VTA delivers outreach to the community in many ways, from email, web page posting like this, signage, tabling at events, presenting at your neighborhood association, and by mail notifications, to name a few. We use multiple approaches to ensure the community is informed and allow for authentic engagement.

Community Meetings

On August 10, 2023, VTA held a community open house to discuss the proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) at Branham Station. VTA is considering a TOD project that could provide additional affordable housing in the area, including homeownership opportunities. 

The open house provided an opportunity to learn about this project, VTA's TOD program, and development opportunities. Additional information shared included the final Capitol-Branham Station Access Study recommendations and SR 87/Capitol Expressway Interchange Improvement Project schedule. 

If you missed it, the open house display boards are available to download:

Branham TOD Community Open House Display Boards - August 10, 2023

VTA staff are available to speak with you or present this information at your neighborhood meeting. Please contact us at (408) 321-7575 or email community.outreach@vta.org, and we will coordinate this with you.

Previous Meetings

On September 22, 2021, VTA held an online community meeting to share information about a proposed project that could provide additional affordable housing in the area that may include homeownership opportunities. Did you miss it? You can download the presentation and watch the recorded meeting via YouTube: 

Branham TOD Community Meeting Presentation 9-22-21
Branham TOD Community Meeting Video 9-22-21

On April 28, 2021, VTA held an online community meeting to share information about a proposed project that could provide additional affordable housing in the area that may include homeownership opportunities. Did you miss it? You can download the presentation and watch the recorded meeting via YouTube: 

Branham TOD Community Meeting Presentation 4-28-21
Branham TOD Community Meeting Video 4-28-21

Development Opportunities

Learn more about VTA's Portfolio of TOD Opportunities.

The Branham Station is a 3-acre property located at Branham Lane and Narvaez Avenue in San Jose, California. This property currently serves as a Park & Ride lot for VTA light rail passengers.

This land has the potential for mixed-use Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). 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.  

In January 2023, VTA’s Board of Directors approved a time-limited collaboration with nonprofit developer, Charities Housing, for pre-development background research towards a feasible affordable homeownership development concept.

VTA has partnered with the Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing. The Office of Supportive Housing administers the 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond. The partnership encourages the development of affordable housing at this location. 

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. 

Station Access Study

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) initiated a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Station Access Study for the Capitol and Branham Stations to analyze multi-modal access and circulation to and from the station. VTA conducted the analysis in coordination with a proposed residential mixed-use joint development project on VTA property located at Capitol Expressway and Narvaez Avenue on a portion of the station's Park & Ride lot. The Capitol Station and Branham Station Access Study final report provides proposed access improvements, travel demand management strategies, and cost estimates for the identified access improvements to the station area and the proposed TOD project.

Community Outreach

VTA delivers outreach to the community in many ways, from email, web page posting like this, signage, tabling at events, presenting at your neighborhood association, and by mail notifications, to name a few. We use multiple approaches to ensure the community is informed and allow for authentic engagement.

Community Meetings

On August 10, 2023, VTA held a community open house to discuss the proposed Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) at Branham Station. VTA is considering a TOD project that could provide additional affordable housing in the area, including homeownership opportunities. 

The open house provided an opportunity to learn about this project, VTA's TOD program, and development opportunities. Additional information shared included the final Capitol-Branham Station Access Study recommendations and SR 87/Capitol Expressway Interchange Improvement Project schedule. 

If you missed it, the open house display boards are available to download:

Branham TOD Community Open House Display Boards - August 10, 2023

VTA staff are available to speak with you or present this information at your neighborhood meeting. Please contact us at (408) 321-7575 or email community.outreach@vta.org, and we will coordinate this with you.

Previous Meetings

On September 22, 2021, VTA held an online community meeting to share information about a proposed project that could provide additional affordable housing in the area that may include homeownership opportunities. Did you miss it? You can download the presentation and watch the recorded meeting via YouTube: 

Branham TOD Community Meeting Presentation 9-22-21
Branham TOD Community Meeting Video 9-22-21

On April 28, 2021, VTA held an online community meeting to share information about a proposed project that could provide additional affordable housing in the area that may include homeownership opportunities. Did you miss it? You can download the presentation and watch the recorded meeting via YouTube: 

Branham TOD Community Meeting Presentation 4-28-21
Branham TOD Community Meeting Video 4-28-21

Development Opportunities

Learn more about VTA's Portfolio of TOD Opportunities.

Timeline

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Project Development
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Community Visioning Meeting
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Community Meeting
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Request for Offer (RFO) Released
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Request for Collaborative Framework to the Developer Pre-Qualified List
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Community Open House
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Station Access Study
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