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GESC Vision for Transit Village Parcel

GESC Vision for Transit Village Parcel

Preferred Alternatives for the SCTV parcel:

First Vision

  • Green space and park running along the rail corridor that allows for a maximum amount of flexibility in HSR and Caltrain electrification project implementations.

Second Vision:

  • The Parcel is built with a combination of retail/office and green space uses.
  • Retail/Office spaces should provide major incentives for green businesses to help San Carlos become a leader in green technologies in the Bay Area.
  • Allows for  maximum flexibility in HSR and Caltrain electrification project implementations.

Third Vision:

  • Residential Development, 35 feet maximum building height.
  • Use green techniques such as a minimum percentage of recycled materials used in construction, rainwater recapture systems for landscaping uses, etc…
  • Increased percentage of affordable housing units with incentives for local school teachers and other community service people working in the county for housing.
  • Allows for maximum flexibility in HSR and Caltrain electrification project implementations.

All Visions should include:

  • High Speed Rail and Caltrain electrification projects are built and staged on railroad right of way property.
  • No staging areas along Old County Road and no use of eminent domain of property in the GESC neighborhood.
  • Coordinated bike and pedestrian paths on both sides of the railroad tracks and greater access and connections between Old County Road, El Camino, and downtown San Carlos whether the HSR solution is an aerial viaduct, a widened (and higher) berm, or an underground covered trench design.
  • A community garden and dog park.
  • Undergrounding of utilities along Old County Road and the GESC neighborhood.

One Comment

  1. I really like the idea of green space running along the rail corridor.

    The Transit Village would be totally out of character in our city. This town has buildings that are normally no more than two stories high, the Transit Village will be several buildings over 50 feet high. Building residential right next to the train and El Camino seems to be a bad fit for the parcel. Why hasn’t the city council asked for a more reasonable plan from the developers?

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