Diridon Station Area
Good Neighbor Committee

Shaping High Speed Rail In Diridon - UPDATE #15 - January 29, 2010 

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Shaping High Speed Rail
Next Good Neighbor Committee Meeting
Diridon Art Plan
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In this update you will find information on the next meeting of the Good Neighbor Committee this Monday, February 1, 2010, where the primary topic will be High Speed Rail.  You will also find out how you can provide ideas and feedback on the Diridon Art Plan that was discussed at the previous meeting.
Shaping High Speed Rail in Diridon

At the next meeting of the Good Neighbor Committee, Bruce Fukuji with the Peninsula Rail Program will lead the Committee through a Context Sensitive Solution (CSS) exercise.  CSS is a collaborative community engagement process that will involve stakeholders throughout the planning and design process of High Speed Rail.  Working together with the project's interdisciplinary team, the stakeholders identify issues and opportunities, and work with technical professionals to develop solutions that will meet common goals and objectives.

The exercise for Monday night will focus on the Diridon Station Area and the approach to the station from the north and the south.  The Committee will begin to identify key issues and opportunities.  This discussion will look at both above grade and below grade alternatives, as well as the station itself.

Good Neighbor Committee Meeting #8
Monday, February 1, 2010
6:00 - 8:30 p.m   (Note: Time added to allow for extended discussion)
City Hall Council Wing, 
Rooms W-118, 119, 120
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose
- High Speed Rail

- Framework for Implementation

Diridon Art Plan

At the 27 January 2010 meeting, the artist team of Dan Corson & Ellen Sollod led the Good Neighbor Committee through an engaged and engaging conversation on art and placemaking in the Diridon Station Area. 
The Committee discussion ranged from the need for iconic art in Diridon, to the idea of buildings, such as the station and ballpark, as art in and of themselves, to the importance of whimsy, and a challenge to allow art that people may not "get" immediately.   If you would like to contribute to the discussion and the Diridon Art Plan you can still do so by visiting:
or emailing: