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 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.

Through the community meetings held in in 2016-2018, VTA and UrbanCo-Tamien received substantial community feedback regarding station accessibility.To expand on that initial feedback, additional pop-up events and surveys were held in October 2019, and March 2020.   

With your help, this study has identified 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.

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 is holding a community meeting Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6:30 pm, via Zoom. It is open to the public and enables public comment. Members of the public may telephone in, view, listen and participate by following the instructions listed in the Agenda

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.

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

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Project Development
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Community Meeting - Project Update
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Exclusive Negotiation Agreement
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Community Meeting - Project Update and Meet the Developer
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Joint Development Agreement
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Ground Lease Agreement
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Community Meeting - Project Zoning Application
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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
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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
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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
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Community Meeting: City of San Jose Proposed Planned Development
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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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Construction
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Funding

Total Funding
Undetermined, privately funded

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