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 440 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 up to 440 units of multifamily housing...

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 440 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 up to 440 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

Through the community meetings held in in 2016-2018, VTA and UrbanCo-Tamien received substantial community feedback regarding station accessibility.

The Tamien Station Access Study is focused on further identifying recommendations and projects to improve how to get to and from the Tamien bus and light rail, and Caltrain stations. The recommendations could include improvements to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, parking, bus transit, and directional signs.

With your help, this study will identify ways to improve how you get to and from the Tamien Station. VTA and the City of San Jose will consider recommended improvements as funding becomes available.

Last October, VTA held pop-up events at the Willow Glen Farmers Market, Arteaga's Food Center, and at the Tamien Station. The purpose was to engage with the community, and riders at the Tamien Station, to learn and identify existing needs and desired improvements to station access. VTA has identified potential improvements and is requesting further input to tell us:

  1. What station access recommendations do you like?
  2. What did we miss? Are there other improvements that should be considered?

Open the Tamien Station Access Survey to see the results, and provide additional input you might have. VTA will continue to connect with more station users and community members and continue to gain a better understanding of how people access the station. You are invited to participate in our Tamien Station Access Survey (Part 2) through March 16, 2020. Meet with staff and share your ideas in person! VTA will have pop-up events at the Tamien Station on March 4, 2020, the Willow Glen Farmers Market on Saturday, March 7, 2020, and the Arteaga’s Food Center on Sunday, March 8, 2020. 

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 up to 569 residential units and up to 3000 square feet of commercial space on an approximately 6.96-acre site.

The City held a Community Meeting on December 17, 2018, at the San Jose Elks's Lodge on Alma Avenue. 

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
Milestone Date
Title
Exclusive Negotiation Agreement
Milestone Date
Title
Community Meeting - Project Update and Meet the Developer
Milestone Date
Title
Joint Development Agreement
Milestone Date
Title
Ground Lease Agreement
Milestone Date
Title
Community Meeting - Project Zoning Application
Milestone Date
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Soil Testing
Milestone Date
Body

Soil testing November 16 and November 17, 2019. Parking will be restricted. 

Title
Station Access Study Development
Phase Date Range
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Fall Survey and Pop-Up Events
Milestone Date
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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.
Title
Spring Survey and Pop-Up Events
Milestone Date
Body

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
Title
Construction
Phase Date Range
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Funding

Total Funding
Undetermined, privately funded

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