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									City Council Study Session
        July 19, 2011
Overview of Tonight’s Presentation

 What’s Happened to Date

 Preliminary Draft Visions

 Additional Work in Progress

 Upcoming Milestones




                                GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
What’s Happened to Date
What’s Happened to Date

 Spanish-Language Meeting (May 4)

 Community Workshop #1: Project Overview and
  Key Issues (May 9)

 Community Workshop #2: Creating the Vision (June 15)

 Project Website Launch (June 16)



                               GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Spanish-Language Meeting

 Overview of Visioning Project

 Presentation shown in
  Spanish (with English
  translation)

 Goal: Ensure that Gilroy’s
  Spanish-speaking residents
  are comfortable participating
  in the Visioning Project
                                  GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Workshop #1: Overview and Key Issues

 What Is the Visioning Project?

 How Will High-Speed Rail
  Affect Gilroy?

 Examples of High-Speed Rail

 Group Exercise: Key Issues



                                   GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     What Is the Visioning Project?

     For each station site, Visioning Project is asking the community:

      How will the new station
       change our community?

      How can the area around the
       station be improved?

      How should the City address
       parking, traffic, and other issues?
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     What Is the Visioning Project?

      Community provides ideas

      Project team develops
       potential visions for the
       future

      Community identifies
       “preferred visions”


Workshop #1 Presentation           GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     What Is the Visioning Project?

     City Council makes recommendations about:

      Preferred station site

      Land uses around station

      Community character

      Transportation improvements
       and parking

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     What Is the Visioning Project?

      Community’s vision
       is advice for the California
       High-Speed Rail Authority

      Authority chooses station
       site and track configuration




Workshop #1 Presentation              GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     How Will High-Speed Rail Affect Gilroy?

      Rail line running through
       Downtown or east of Gilroy
       outlets

      High-speed train station
       at Downtown Caltrain station
       or east of Gilroy outlets



Workshop #1 Presentation              GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     How Will High-Speed Rail Affect Gilroy?




Workshop #1 Presentation     GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
                                                           East of Gilroy Outlets

                                                                        Downtown




                           STATION AREAS
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     How Will High-Speed Rail Affect Gilroy?

     Examples of                     Examples of
     Potential Benefits              Potential Drawbacks
      Easier to travel throughout      Visual impact of rail line
       California                       Noise from trains
      Economic growth                  Loss of agricultural land
      New jobs                         More traffic on local streets
      Stronger Downtown
       businesses



Workshop #1 Presentation                  GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     How Will High-Speed Rail Affect Gilroy?




   Downtown                            Potential Trench Rail Alignment

Workshop #1 Presentation     GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     How Will High-Speed Rail Affect Gilroy?




   Downtown                Potential Modified At-Grade Rail Alignment

Workshop #1 Presentation      GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     How Will High-Speed Rail Affect Gilroy?




   East of Gilroy Outlets               Potential Aerial Rail Alignment

Workshop #1 Presentation     GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     How Will High-Speed Rail Affect Gilroy?




      East of Gilroy Outlets          Potential At-Grade Rail Alignment

Workshop #1 Presentation       GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     Examples of High-Speed Rail

      Examples for Downtown Gilroy

      Examples for East of Gilroy Outlets




Workshop #1 Presentation              GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     Examples: Downtown Gilroy

      Trench Configuration

      Modified At-Grade                                Existing Caltrain station
       Configuration




Workshop #1 Presentation      GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
                           Stratford International Station, London, England

Workshop #1 Presentation       GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
                            Ashford International Station, Kent, England




Workshop #1 Presentation   GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Examples: East of Gilroy Outlets

 Viaduct Configuration

 At-Grade Configuration
                                           Gilroy outlets




                           GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
                                Yingshan Park, Outside of Beijing, China


Workshop #1 Presentation   GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
                           Haute-Picardie Station, Outside of Péronne, France

Workshop #1 Presentation        GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Workshop #1 Exercise: Key Issues

 Question: What are the most
  important issues that
  should be studied
  in the Visioning Project?

 Group identified wide range
  of issues

 Participants “voted” on the
  issues most important to them
                                  GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Workshop #1 Exercise: Key Issues

Key issues included:

 Noise                          Impacts to homes

 Cultural/historic resources    Impacts to local streets

 Traffic                        Visual impacts

 Parking amount/location        Eminent domain impacts


                                GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Workshop #2: Creating the Vision

 Overview of Existing
  Conditions

 What Should Happen
  in the Station Area?

 Small-Group Exercise:
  Create a Vision


                          GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     Overview of Existing Conditions

     Presentation addressed:

      Transportation

      Plans and Policies

      Land Use and Urban Form

      Demographics and Economics


Workshop #2 Presentation            GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
     What Should Happen in the Station Area?

      What Is Transit-Oriented Development?

      New Development

      Vertical Alignment




Workshop #2 Presentation           GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Small-Group Exercise: Create a Vision

 “Vote” on the types of new
  development you want to
  see around the HST station

 Create visions for Downtown
  and East of Gilroy Outlets
  station sites

 Discuss thoughts about
  potential vertical alignments
                                  GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Preliminary Draft Visions
Preliminary Draft Visions

 Downtown Gilroy Modified At-Grade

 Downtown Gilroy Trench

 East of Gilroy Outlets At-Grade

 East of Gilroy Outlets Aerial




                                    GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Downtown Gilroy Modified At-Grade

 Focused, limited change

 Mixed-use infill development
  to strengthen Monterey
  Street

 Parking structures dispersed
  along Monterey and Tenth
  Streets

                                 GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Downtown Gilroy Trench

 Cluster of TOD infill focused
  on Tenth Street

 Hotels and parking structures
  concentrated around Tenth
  and Alexander Streets

 “Node” of mixed-use infill
  development on Monterey
  Street near HST station
                                  GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
East of Gilroy Outlets At-Grade

 Development focused west
  of station, north of Leavesley

 Hotel, convention center,
  offices between Outlets and
  station

 Mix of surface and structured
  parking

 Limited development in
  Gilroy 660
                                   GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
East of Gilroy Outlets Aerial

 Extensive TOD, built on
  grid-like network of streets

 Park system runs along HST,
  connects to Llagas Creek

 Hotels and parking
  clustered around station

 Gilroy 660 is developed
                                 GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Additional Work in Progress/
   Upcoming Milestones
Additional Work In Progress

 Existing Conditions
  Report (July)

 Frequently Asked
  Questions (July)

 Online Survey (July)




                         GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Upcoming Milestones

 Workshop #3: Feedback on Preliminary Visions (August 17)

 Vision Evaluation Report (September)

 Workshop #4: Recommend Preferred Visions (September)

 City Council Study Session (October)

 Vision Report/City Council Review (October/November)


                                GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
City Council Study Session
        July 19, 2011
Downtown Gilroy
Modified At-Grade
 Focused, limited change

 Mixed-use infill
  development
  to strengthen Monterey
  Street

 Parking structures
  dispersed
  along Monterey and Tenth
  Streets




                             GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
Downtown
Gilroy Trench
 Cluster of TOD infill
  focused on Tenth Street

 Hotels and parking
  structures concentrated
  around Tenth and
  Alexander Streets

 “Node” of mixed-use
  infill development on
  Monterey Street near
  HST station



                            GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
East of Gilroy
Outlets At-Grade
 Development focused
  west of station, north
  of Leavesley

 Hotel, convention
  center, offices between
  Outlets and station

 Mix of surface and
  structured parking

 Limited development
  in Gilroy 660


                            GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT
East of Gilroy
Outlets Aerial
 Extensive TOD, built on
  grid-like network of
  streets
 Park system runs along
  HST, connects to
  Llagas Creek
 Hotels and parking
  clustered around
  station
 Gilroy 660 is
  developed


                            GILROY HIGH-SPEED TRAIN STATION VISIONING PROJECT

								
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