Union Pacific will be accepting offers for purchase and development of two large parcels of land next to the future Warm Springs BART station in Fremont.
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Old article in the Wall Street Journal, but I just stumbled across it.
Walnut Creek City Council to get an update on transit village.
Mercury News report on the community workshop discussing the future of the Warm Springs BART station area and the site of the former NUMMI plant. The City of Fremont is studying various land use options for the station area, currently a primarily industrial area.
Dublin Planning Commission approves option for lower density housing development a the East Dublin BART Station transit village. This townhouse option would provide a third of the units of the condo project option.
Dublin’s Planning Commission recently approved D.R. Horton’s request to have an option to build either a 105-unit townhouse project named Esprit or 300-unit condo project named Metropolitan. The 15,000 square feet of retail space at the East Dublin BART Station transit village originally proposed for Metropolitan will be dropped for Esprit.
Update – City Council approval: Dublin grants developer’s request for less dense transit-oriented housing – San Jose Mercury News.
The Tri-City Voice discusses planning, funding, and construction for BART to Warm Springs, as well as the extension beyond to Berryessa in San Jose.
Altamont Corridor Project alignment discussions to continue this summer, following BART alignment decisions.
In May, the California High Speed Rail Authority unveiled a mix of potential routes for the project, which likely would begin in Stockton, extend south through Lathrop or Manteca, continue east to Tracy, cross the Altamont and stop in Livermore to link up with the new BART extension.
From there, a range of options include routing through Dublin-Pleasanton along the Interstate 580-680 corridors; following the existing ACE train tracks; or using the Highway 84 corridor to Sunol.
The dates for public workshops, which will be held later this summer to gather input on the high-speed rail alternatives, have not yet been decided.
The Planning Commission of the City of Livermore recommends a BART alignment with a downtown station and one at Vasco Road, rather than following the 580 corridor.
Livermore City Council will discuss the possible alignments on April 26.
Additional Article: Planning Commission Recommends BART to Downtown and Vasco – The Independent.
Tensions over land around the planned Milpitas BART station arose in Milpitas City Council discussions. New station designs from BART show an expansion, reflecting the anticipated needs for light rail, bus, and private shuttle traffic. The Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) expects all of these different transfer uses to take up the west side of the proposed station, and so VTA staff are now proposing the parking structure for the east side of the station.
City staff recommended against this alternative, as the expanded station needs would cut into the opportunities for the exact sites that have the most potential for intensive new uses (potentially accomodating 20 story buildings and up to 70 dwelling units per acre).
In a 3-2 vote, the Council ended up backing the VTA station expansion.