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Caltrain kicking off Transit-Oriented Development Strategy - accelerate Mountain View?

From: domainremoved <Adina>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 18:11:48 -0700

Honorable Council Members,

As you may know, at its upcoming board meeting on Thursday, Caltrain is
kicking off a process to set its strategy and policies for land around
Caltrain stations, including and especially land owned by Caltrain. This is
a healthy component feeding into Caltrain’s business plan, and helping
Caltrain be a good financial steward of its assets and a good institutional
citizen of a region.

BART has set a solid precedent for such planning, having created a set of
transit oriented development guidelines covering issues such as business
goals, affordable housing, density, and relative need for parking.

Pilot cities – add Mountain View?

Caltrain is planning to use three cities – South San Francisco, Belmont, and
Redwood City – to create case studies to test Caltrain’s evaluation method
and evaluate the results of various policy options.

This case study process is good, but all of the cities identified are in
San Mateo County.

Meanwhile, Mountain View is planning to update its transit center, and
considering transit-oriented development on land currently used for
Caltrain parking.

Does it make sense to seek to include Mountain View in the pilot phase, or
is it ok for the overall timing to follow Caltrain's business plan.

Linked below is the staff presentation and a blog post with some additional
ideas on the topics.

http://www.caltrain.com/Assets/__Agendas+and+Minutes/
JPB/2018/2018-06-07+JPB+TOD+Presentation.pdf
http://www.greencaltrain.com/2018/06/caltrain-kicks-off-tod-strategy/

Thanks,

- Adina
Adina Levin
Friends of Caltrain
http://greencaltrain.com
650-646-4344
Received on Tue Jun 05 2018 - 18:12:59 PDT

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