Land Use Program
- Completed in 2006, 160 town homes (Cahill Park HOA)
- 3-story town homes over concrete parking garages
- Transit: next to San Jose Diridon Station (with an underground walkway to station) (access to Cal Train, VTA Lightrail, AmTrak)
- 2-acre public park
Cahill Park is a new neighborhood created through several context-sensitive infill projects. It successfully integrates a traditional retail corridor, The Alameda, a community park and a major transit hub, Diridon Station, while increasing residential density and adapting historic buildings to new uses.
Lessons for Walkability
Housing of several types are oriented toward surrounding streets, parks and transit.
Public spaces connect to the Diridon Station light rail with a clear, welcoming pedestrian route.
A historic cannery building is adaptively reused for new housing.
New housing frontages are designed to integrate with the existing adjacent urban fabric.
Townhouses surround the community park, providing activation and “eyes on the street.”