Construction of the Berryessa extension is scheduled to start early next year. The station and related facilities will be located on 50 acres of land between Berryessa and Mabury Roads adjacent to the San Jose Flea Market. Penitencia and Coyote creeks meet nearby.
Here is a glimpse of what the station will look like and the features it will have:
- The architecture will feature a creek theme with landscaping features that evoke a notion of water flow, natural habitat and San Jose’s agricultural past.
- A ground-level concourse, with aerial boarding center platform 35 feet above ground.
- An eight-level parking garage.
- A VTA bus transit center east of the station.
- Private shuttle and drop-off/pick-up and loading area.
- Shared-use trails for bicyclists and pedestrians.
- A dedicated bicycle storage room.
- Freeway access from US-101 Oakland Road and I-680.
- Entrances from the north, south and west portions of the property.
The station will share part of its boundary with the popular San Jose Flea Market to the east at 1590 Berryessa Road. However, a direct access plan between the flea market and the BART station hasn’t yet been established.
Oxo Slayer, a staff planner with the Valley Transportation Authority, which is building the station, says the VTA is waiting for a proposal from the flea market owners. When that comes, negotiations will start. He noted that the land between the station and the flea market will not be level, so stairs or a ramp will likely be needed for pedestrians.
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