Tamien Station Transit Oriented Development

VTA has partnered with a developer, UrbanCo-Tamien LLC, a partnership between CORE Development and Republic Urban, to develop 6.96 acres of property located near the Tamien VTA Light Rail and Caltrain stations.

This site is east of Highway 87, between the Willow Glen and Alma neighborhoods, about 10 blocks from downtown San Jose. UrbanCo-Tamien LLC will build both a 569 unit residential community on the east side of the property in addition to parking for VTA and Caltrain customers onsite.

The zoning permits the residential development to construct 569 units of multifamily housing, and 3...

VTA has partnered with a developer, UrbanCo-Tamien LLC, a partnership between CORE Development and Republic Urban, to develop 6.96 acres of property located near the Tamien VTA Light Rail and Caltrain stations.

This site is east of Highway 87, between the Willow Glen and Alma neighborhoods, about 10 blocks from downtown San Jose. UrbanCo-Tamien LLC will build both a 569 unit residential community on the east side of the property in addition to parking for VTA and Caltrain customers onsite.

The zoning permits the residential development to construct 569 units of multifamily housing, and 3,000 square feet of commercial retail space.

Per VTA’s Transit Oriented Development Policy, the residential component of this development will be required to contain a minimum of 20% of residential units that are affordable to low income households (earning 60% or less of Area Median Income “AMI”) with half of those units affordable to very low or extremely low income households (earning 50% AMI or lower).

Station Access Study

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has initiated this Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Station Access Study for the Tamien Station to analyze multi-modal access and circulation to and from the station. The analysis is to be conducted in coordination with a proposed residential mixed use joint development project on VTA property located east of State Route 87 and west of Lick Avenue, between the Willow Glen and Alma neighborhoods in San Jose. This memorandum (Station Access Study) provides proposed access improvements, travel demand management strategies, and cost estimates for the identified access improvements at Tamien Station.

Community Outreach

VTA's developer partner, UrbanCo-Tamien LLC, has submitted a Project-Zoning Application to the City of San Jose Planning Department. This would allow 569 residential units and up to 3000 square feet of commercial space on an approximately 6.96-acre site.

The City Planning Department held a community meeting Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30 pm, via Zoom. It was open to the public.  Agenda

The purpose of this meeting was to describe UrbanCo-Tamien's proposed project, the City’s review process, and to obtain community input on the project located at 1197 Lick Avenue. Comments, concerns, and questions raised at this meeting will become part of the City's public record and will help inform the project’s design as it moves forward in the review process.

Background

VTA’s Transit Oriented 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.

Timeline

Title
Project Development
Phase Date Range
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Community Meeting - Project Update
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Exclusive Negotiation Agreement
Milestone Date
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Community Meeting - Project Update and Meet the Developer
Milestone Date
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Joint Development Agreement
Milestone Date
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Ground Lease Agreement
Milestone Date
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Community Meeting - Project Zoning Application
Milestone Date
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Soil Testing
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Soil testing November 16 and November 17, 2019. Parking will be restricted. 

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Station Access Study Development
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Fall Survey and Pop-Up Events
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We want to hear from you! Visit VTA as we 'Pop-Up" at the following locations!

  • Willow Glen Farmers Market, Saturday, 10/19, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Arteaga's Food Center, Sunday, 10/20, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tamien Station - Caltrain and VTA Bus/Light Rail Transit Centers
    Wednesday, 10/23, 6:30-8:30 a.m, AND 4:00-6:30 p.m.
    Thursday, 10/24, 6:30-8:30 a.m., AND 4:00-6:30 p.m.
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Spring Survey and Pop-Up Events
Milestone Date
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We want to hear from you again! Visit VTA as we 'Pop-Up" at the following locations!

  • Tamien Station - Caltrain and VTA Bus/Light Rail Transit Centers
    Wednesday, 3/4, 6:30-8:30 a.m, AND 4:00-6:30 p.m.
  • Willow Glen Farmers Market, Saturday, 3/7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Arteaga's Food Center, Sunday, 3/8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
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Plan Development
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Public Hearing: City of San Jose Planning Commission
Milestone Date
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City of San Jose Planning Commission

Tamien Station Transit Oriented Development Zoning Hearing

The City of San Jose Planning Commission will hold their regular hearing meeting Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. via teleconference from remote locations in accordance with state and local orders and measures taken as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Attendance, and public comment instructions are provided on the agenda.

Additional information regarding the Tamien TOD is available: Planning Commission Agenda 5-13-20, Item 5.a, Memorandum

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Public Hearing: City of San Jose City Council Meeting
Milestone Date
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Community Meeting: City of San Jose Proposed Planned Development
Milestone Date
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Planning Department, and Agenda. Contains Zoom meeting/connect information.

The purpose of this meeting is to describe UrbanCo-Tamien's proposed project, the City’s review process, and to obtain community input on the project located at 1197 Lick Avenue. Comments, concerns, and questions raised at this meeting will become part of the City's public record and will help inform the project’s design as it moves forward in the review process.

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Public Hearing: City of San of San Jose Planning Director Hearing
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Tamien Station Transit Oriented Development Planned Development Permit Hearing

The City of San Jose Planning Commission will hold their hearing meeting Wednesday, December 9, 9:00 a.m. via teleconference from remote locations in accordance with state and local orders and measures taken as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Attendance, and public comment instructions are provided on the agenda, linked below.

Additional information regarding the Tamien TOD is available:  Planning Director Hearing, Item 4a

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Pre-Construction Activities-Closure of dirt parking area
Milestone Date
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To facilitate soil investigation and future construction activities that will occur intermittently as the developer prepares to break ground for construction of the transit oriented development, the dirt lot will be closed permanently, beginning Monday, January 18. 

All vehicles should park in paved lot.

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Excavation of Dirt Lot
Milestone Date
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Neighbors and users of the Tamien Park & Ride lot will notice activity. The Tamien Excavation Notice describes activities used to excavate the dirt lot. 

Title
Construction
Phase Date Range
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Funding

Total Funding
Undetermined, privately funded

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