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Diridon Station Area Plan


See below for more information.


The City of San José, in coordination with the San José Redevelopment Agency, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, and other local and regional transportation agencies, are developing a plan for a half-mile radius around Diridon Station (approximately 500 acres of land). The objective of this process is to provide a vision and framework for higher intensity/transit-oriented development (TOD) in the area. We invite you to play an active role in shaping this vision.

The process involves developing a Station Area Plan around Diridon Station with related transit and station-area planning activities, and includes environmental clearance under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Diridon Station, already a major transit hub, with its location along the Union Pacific/Caltrain/Amtrak/Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) rail corridors, will become one of the busiest multimodal stations in California as a station of the proposed BART extension to Silicon Valley and the California High Speed Rail corridor (HSR) to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The Diridon Station Area Plan will provide a vision and guidance for this unique destination with a broad mix of transit-supportive uses. In addition, the Plan anticipates pedestrian, bicycle, open space, and street connections from the greater downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Community Workshop to develop the Preferred Plan for the Diridon Station Area

On Saturday, August 7, 2010 a community workshop was held at City Hall to provide the community with an opportunity to review the staff and consultant work to date on the development of the Preferred Plan for the Diridon Station Area. Community members then asked to provide input to further develop and complete the Draft Preferred Alternative. The developing Preferred Plan builds upon the input received at the March Alternatives Analysis Workshop below and the Alternatives Analysis Report completed in mid July. To view the draft preferred plan discussed, please click on the presentation link below.

Workshop Presentation

Previous Alternatives Development Workshop

On Saturday, March 27, 2010, a Community Workshop was held at City Hall to develop a Preferred Alternative for the Diridon Station Area Plan. As part of this process, three conceptual alternatives were presented to facilitate community discussions on which elements of each should be refined and included in the Preferred Alternative. To view the conceptual alternatives discussed, as well as background material presented, click on the links below.

Workshop Presentation

Workshop Boards

Background Information

Background Information

Diridon Station Area Plan Area Map

To locate boundaries of the Diridon Station Area, click on the map of the area.

Existing Conditions Report

As part of the planning process, an existing conditions report was prepared for the Diridon Station Area Plan. This report covers a wide range of existing conditions in Diridon including historic resources, land use and urban design, transportation and circulation, and existing and planned transit services. The report also includes a market demand analysis for different types of development. To review the report, click on the Existing Conditions Report.

Alternative Analysis Report

This Diridon Station Area Plan Alternatives Analysis Report contains a summary of the three project alternatives that were developed as part of the Planning process, and a description of heir relative merits that will serve as a basis to develop a preferred plan for the Diridon Station Area. The Analysis Report builds upon the Existing Conditions Report (link to report), published in March 2010, and analyzes the expansion of the existing Diridon Station and the development of land uses within the 250 acre project boundary surrounding the station. The evaluation of the project alternatives and the subsequent development of a preferred plan will become the basis for the City of San Jose to establish regulations, implementation strategies and design guidelines to encourage appropriate transit-oriented development within the Diridon Station Area. To review the report, click on the Alternatives Analysis Report.

On June 2, 2009, the San Jose City Council approved the Project Scope for the Diridon Station Area Plan.

In order to obtain funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the City of San Jose and MTC have entered into a Formal Funding Agreement for the Diridon Station Area planning process.

The Diridon Station Area Good Neighbor Committee was established to provide a forum for the City and the Redevelopment Agency to work with the community to address problems and opportunities that arise from development in the Diridon Area, including a potential Major League Ballpark.


For additional information on the Diridon Station Area Plan, please contact Michael Brilliot, Senior Planner, at or (408) 535-7831.




Last Modified Date: 6/6/2012


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