You are invited to join Diridon Station Area Walking Tour, hosted by Bill Ekern, the Diridon Project Manager for the City of San Jose, on Wednesday, May 30th from 6-7:00 PM,
The tour is from 6-7:00 PM. We'll meet in front of Diridon Station, and make our way around the Station Area to view the key sites and points of interest listed below.
This walking tour is open to the public, so please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested in attending.
Diridon Historic Station (Central Zone) Built in the 1930s, the building is part of a National Register Historic District Owned by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Authority (Caltrain) Parking lots adjacent to the building and across Cahill Street also owned by Caltrain Evaluation of potential station improvements (tracks and buildings) will begin spring 2018 through a joint agency (Caltrain, VTA, High Speed Rail Authority, and City of San Jose) effort
Flying Pig and AT&T (Central Zone) Surface parking lot owned by Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency (SARA) Proposed to be sold to Google Existing building (former AT&T property) owned by Google Corner vacant site former KNTV building owned by SARA and proposed to be sold to Google
Fire Training Center Owned by the City of San Jose Proposed to be sold to Google A new training facility must be built; location and design TBD
Santa Clara Housing Authority Laurel Grove project 81 affordable residential units Private residential development 205 McEvoy – General Plan Amendment to Transit Residential 750 West San Carlos – 56 units, 3,130 sf retail; 7 stories 808 West San Carlos –315 units, 23,500 sf retail; 7 stories 777 West San Carlos – 148 units, 2,000 sf retail; 5 stories 699 West San Carlos Street – General Plan Amendment to Transit Residential
Sprouts and Orchard Supply As of this writing, Sprouts is on hold
Private residential development 543 Lorraine Street -- 70 units, 2,000 sf retail; 11 stories 565 Lorraine Street – 54 units, 1,856 sf retail; 10 stories
Patty’s Inn/Taiko Properties in this block, other than Gas Supply business owned by SARA SARA properties proposed for sale to Google Gas supply property owned by Google
Lot D and Los Gatos Creek Parking lot fronting Santa Clara Street owned by SARA and proposed for sale to Google Within the block between San Fernando and Santa Clara, Google owns four sites Across Autumn along Los Gatos Creek, Google owns several sites including the Colliers building
SAP Center This is a City-owned facility managed by the Sharks The parking lots on site are under consideration for sale to Google
Northern Industrial sites Google has acquired several properties in this area bounded by the railroad tracks behind Market Center and old Autumn Street TMG developers propose approximately 1,000,000 sf of office on the land generally along Autumn Parkway between the Market Center and Julian Street
Autumn Parkway extension The City’s General Plan anticipates extension of Autumn Parkway from Julian Street to St. James Street through this neighborhood. The City has acquired some properties in anticipation of the project
Guadalupe River Park Across from the SAP Center is the portion of the Park known as Arena Green The River Park is a portion of a larger flood control project built to reduce the likelihood of flood damage to the Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods It is envisioned that properties adjacent to Los Gatos Creek can be transformed into parkland and environmentally beneficial uses, similar to the River Park and complete the Los Gatos Creek Trail into the center of San Jose
Trammel Crow Office/Residential This is the site of the San Jose Water Company building that will be re-used and integrated into a 1,000,000 sf office project The project also includes 300+ residential units