Trains and baseball in the ‘burbs

Over at Inhabitat, there are fresh images from HOK and Parsons Brinkerhoff showing what a new multimodal rail station at Anaheim would look like. The planned site is about halfway between Angel Stadium (in the background) and Honda Center (off screen and to the right).

It wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Diridon Station design team and the A’s ballpark design team to swap images, as it would help the public visualize the possibilities within the area. In Anaheim, they aren’t reusing an existing historic station as would happen in San Jose. Instead, a new, modern structure that looks like a huge blimp hangar would be used. It’s all part of a plan to do a great deal of infill development in the “Platinum Triangle” area of Anaheim.

Speaking of planning, San Jose’s third Good Neighbor committee session started a couple of hours ago. I haven’t attended any of the sessions, though I plan to be at one of the last two, which will be held on the following dates:

Good Neighbor 
Committee Meeting #4
Thurs., August 13 at 6 p.m.
City Hall Wing
200 E Santa Clara St

Good Neighbor Committee Meeting #5
Thurs., August 27 at 6 p.m.
City Hall Wing
200 E Santa Clara St

In addition, a Diridon site walking tour is planned for August 19, also at 6 p.m.

If you haven’t checked out the San Jose Redevelopment Agency’s ballpark website, it has a few items worth viewing. Of chief interest is the planning study handout, which shows just how extensive the broader development area is.

There’s also a depiction of the new Autumn Parkway layout, if you’re interested.

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