We are approaching the final weeks of the BART Phase II approval process. In the coming weeks, decisions will be made on STATION LOCATIONS and TUNNEL TECHNOLOGY for the following District 3 relevant BART Stations:
Alum Rock/28th Street
Downtown San Jose
Councilmember Raul Peralezin his capacity as the District 3 representative and a VTA Director is committed to ensuring that all District 3 residents and stakeholders have an opportunity to share their voice at these public hearings.
If you are unable to attend a meeting, you are more than welcome to share with us your written comments or a letter and we will forward them to the appropriate party.
Last night (April 11) the city council deliberated on the proposed implementation Chapters on funding Amenities for the Little Portugal and Roosevelt Park urban villages. These chapters supplement the village plans with procedures for funding amenities, including parks, trails, streetscape improvements, public art and affordable housing. Without this we would just get higher density development and none of the things that actually pull together a community and make it a village. The mayor and four council colleagues, including Raul Peralez …Continue reading →
The city council’s approval of the implementation chapters for the Roosevelt Park & Little Portugal urban villages is being deferred again. The mayor and four council members (including Raul & Magdalena) have signed a memo recommending deferral and significant revisions. You can read it through the link below (thanks to Frances in the Vice Mayor’s office). Amendment of the Roosevelt Park Urban Village Plan and the Little Portugal Urban Village Plan adding an Implementation Chapter to each Plan …Continue reading →
Part of our vision for the 28th Street BART station is a central plaza, similar to those in Portugal, with a band stand. It would be a place where the local Portuguese bands could play and entertain. (details below) The above picture is from the city of Sabadell in Spain. On the 130th anniversary of the founding of Banco Sabadell, they wanted to pay homage to their home city.. They sponsored a campaign called “Som Sabadell” (We are Sabadell) . …Continue reading →
This is a summary of the current state of the BART Phase II project. The Draft SEIS/SEIR has been released and the public review and comment period will end Feb. 20, 3017. Silicon Valley Business Journal January 23, 2017, the Silicon Valley Business Journal published a good overview of the current state of the BART Phase II project. Are you ready for a subway? Digging for BART begins in two years The bottom-line is simple. With the passage of Proposition …Continue reading →