Diridon Station Area Plan


The Diridon Station Area Plan establishes a design framework for the neighborhood surrounding the proposed California High Speed Rail station and multimodal transit center in San José.  The 300-acre site, located around the existing historic station and close to downtown, is currently characterized by the Arena, low-density industrial uses, and surface parking lots.  Surrounded by well-established residential neighborhoods to the south and west,  and the Guadalupe River system to the east, the site poses an unique opportunity for the development of a world-class district with one of the largest future intermodal stations on the West Coast at its center. The plan was developed with input from city staff, stakeholders, transit operators, and a designated task force.  

The preferred plan proposes a new station, a new ball park, up to 5 million s.f. of office space, 420,000 s.f. of retail space, 2,600 residential units, 900 hotel rooms, and a variety of open spaces.  The new district will consist of three subareas: the innovation district to the north, the core area with office, retail and entertainment uses, and a residential district to the south. The project work resulted in three comprehensive reports (existing conditions, alternatives, and preferred plan) and will be followed by an EIR to prepared during the next year.  The task included the management of  a large, multi-disciplinary team and the preparation of presentations and workshops.

For the Diridon Station Area Preferred Plan Final Draft Report, see:

Client: City of San José 

Frank Fuller, Jane Lin, and Heidi Sokolowsky with Field Paoli Architects