Large group at San Jose's Parkside Hall B to discuss the Diridon Station & Ballpark plan. It's a workshop, which means that lots of reps from City, transit, and consultants are all over the place to answer questions. Updates will be posted here as they come.
1:20 pm - No real ballpark news. This was a community event to get area residents to provide feedback on how the surrounding area should be developed.
2:10 pm - The next workshop, which will be focused and land use and transit, is scheduled for sometime in late January. That will be important simply because it will introduce something that hasn't really been discussed (even during this workshop), phasing. Consider the timeline for all of the construction work being projected to this point:
- 2011-13 - Realignment of Montgomery/Autumn Streets to Autumn Parkway.
- 2011-14 - Ballpark is constructed, plus Caltrain electrification.
- 2015-20 - High speed rail, including expanded Diridon Station.
- 2020-25 - Downtown segment of BART extension.