Of particular note: further information on ridership demographics for the area around the BART Station at 28th Street and also prospective renaming of the station (that comes at the very end of the notes).
We had a phenomenal clean up crew out on the Five Wounds trail this morning — 104 volunteers (the most ever), including 50 community members (an especially big crew from McKinley/Bonita), 24 Cristo Rey students (first time participants), 17 SJSU students and a Downtown Streets Team of 13. We collected 150 bags of trash–15 cubic yards or 3 truckloads (thank you Paul Pereira from the Office Mayor Sam Liccardo) and dragged a few large items to intersections for the VTA … Continue reading →
Friends of Five Wounds Trail Our Fall Trail Clean Up is coming up next Saturday, October 24. Please let us know if you can join us by sending an email message to Terry Christensen. (If you’ve previously said so, you do not need to reconfirm.) We’ll have a crew from Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School joining us for the first time so this is a chance to meet these great kids and learn more about the new school … Continue reading →
BART Alum Rock Transit Village Advocates: We might need to change our name!!! As the result of a request from community representatives, VTA agreed to a discussion of a new name for the Alum Rock station–since it’s not actually ON Alum Rock and there’s already an Alum Rock Light Rail station. This will be on the agenda for the December 2nd meeting of the Community Working Group. Other items: Ridership and Neighborhood Demographics: additional information was provided and potential up-dating … Continue reading →
The City of San Jose Planning Division invites you to join us for an Alameda Urban Village community open house on October 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Church. It is located at 1100 Shasta Avenue. The purpose is to review and comment the final draft plan document for The Alameda Urban Village. You can view the draft plan now on the City’s website at: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=3786 This Urban Village Plan was developed using the community input received at workshops … Continue reading →
The current phase one plans apparently call for the Berryessa Station tail tracks to be extended along the Phase II alignment to the location for the Phase II tunnel portal. The plans call for the tail to be removed, to clear the portal area when construction of the Phase II tunnel begins. The current position appears to be: The straight alignment is too short to meet BART operational requirements BART operations require the tail tracks for storage of trains My … Continue reading →
In the future I will only refer to the development project at the 28th Street BART station as the Five Wounds Urban Village or the 28th Street BART Station. It became clear at the September 24th BRT meeting at the Alum Rock library (corner of Alum Rock and White Road) that the use of the name Alum Rock is way too confusing for many people and extremely inappropriate. For example, the Alum Rock Village Business Association serves the businesses and … Continue reading →