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Old Posted Dec 30, 2018, 9:11 PM
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Old Posted Dec 31, 2018, 8:13 PM
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Supposedly there is a pedestrian bridge in the works that will span Montague, connecting the station to the Great Mall.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/...-overcrossing/

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Final construction documents are scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018. Chan said construction of the overcrossing is targeted to begin in October 2018 and finish by the end of 2019.

“The start date of October 2018 is constrained by the availability of the $10.5 million of federal funds,” Chan added.

Tran then asked how long the project would take to build. In response, Chan said the overcrossing’s construction would start in 2019 and take about 12 months to complete.
So much for starting construction in Oct 2018 lol. At least 12 months of construction isn't THAT long.


Looks like it will be implemented right here




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Old Posted Dec 31, 2018, 8:36 PM
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Supposedly there is a pedestrian bridge in the works that will span Montague, connecting the station to the Great Mall.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/...-overcrossing/


So much for starting construction in Oct 2018 lol. At least 12 months of construction isn't THAT long.


Looks like it will be implemented right here



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god forbid cars should have to slow down a bit, even in front of a BART station
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So much for starting construction in Oct 2018 lol. At least 12 months of construction isn't THAT long.


Looks like it will be implemented right here



god forbid cars should have to slow down a bit, even in front of a BART station[/QUOTE]

I know, what if you just made it an intersection, where you know people can cross at a red light. Montague needs way more lights than it has to let people cross. I would put a traffic light at Piper Dr, at Falcon Dr., Gladding Ct, and S. Milpitas Blvd. Why are they treating it like a river of cars?

If there were a grade separation having another entrance/exit to/from BART going under the street would be easier than dealing with all these grade changes, go up over Montague, down to the station level, down again to the platform level.
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god forbid cars should have to slow down a bit, even in front of a BART station

I know, what if you just made it an intersection, where you know people can cross at a red light. Montague needs way more lights than it has to let people cross. I would put a traffic light at Piper Dr, at Falcon Dr., Gladding Ct, and S. Milpitas Blvd. Why are they treating it like a river of cars?

If there were a grade separation having another entrance/exit to/from BART going under the street would be easier than dealing with all these grade changes, go up over Montague, down to the station level, down again to the platform level.
Wait, I'm not an expert, but wouldnt traffic lights at those places you listed cause more traffic? S Milpitas Blvd already has a traffic stop there
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Of course an ugly bridge is built to span the auto-sewer to reach the below grade station instead of a below grade passageway directly to the station. Genius planning. Only in America.
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Wait, I'm not an expert, but wouldnt traffic lights at those places you listed cause more traffic? S Milpitas Blvd already has a traffic stop there
Do you think you'd have to stop at all the lights? I imagine they would be timed together. The cars wouldn't be allowed to block the intersection, if they exist only for the crosswalk it wouldn't be any section except that. I think your concerns seem a bit overblown.
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Of course an ugly bridge is built to span the auto-sewer to reach the below grade station instead of a below grade passageway directly to the station. Genius planning. Only in America.
As an urbanist (who also loves rural areas and can appreciate well planned smaller communities), this type of ugly sprawling suburbia repulses me. I don’t even go through that area if it’s avoidable and have intentionally never been to the Great Mall.
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As an urbanist (who also loves rural areas and can appreciate well planned smaller communities), this type of ugly sprawling suburbia repulses me. I don’t even go through that area if it’s avoidable and have intentionally never been to the Great Mall.
About a year ago I called this "a good example of density without urbanism." The whole thing is atrocious.
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What kills me most about that overhead view is how easy it would have been to construct a Parisian style boulevard there with center parkway lanes for through traffic and local streets for access, strolling and well, life, on the outside. Instead they built an 8 lane expressway. Unbelievable things are still being done this way. Horrendous.
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^^Milpitas is not Paris and I doubt anybody there strolls. Now if they also put in a good boulangerie down the block, might be different.
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Milpitas Weekly report: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/wp-con...kly-report.pdf

Building permits were issued to the following:

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Summerhill Apartments, for construction of the first building consisting of 333 units out of 684 multi-family units in a 5-story residential with commercial development located at 1500 Centre pointe Dr. at an estimated construction cost of $72.8M.

LD Milpitas Lodging, LLC, for the construction of foundation only for Element Hotel, a new 5-story 194 room hotel located at 521 Alder Dr. at an estimated construction cost of $34.7M.

Toll Brothers, Inc., for the construction of first three, 3-story buildings consisting of 20 units out of 59 townhomes residential development located at 1980 Tarob Ct., at an estimated construction cost of $6.36M.
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Centre Pointe Townhomes, 241 townhomes development by DR Horton located at 1501 Centre Pointe Dr.: Two more 3-story buildings with a total of 15 units were finalized at the development, bringing it to a total of 130 completed units in the development.

District 1, 7-story mixed used project with commercial retail space and 371 apartments by Lyon Community Developments located at 1315 McCandless Dr.: To allow an earlier start of operation, a temporary occupancy permit for residential units in Phase 6A, 6B & 7 were issued.

PDF Solutions, located at 1469 N Milpitas Blvd.: To allow an earlier start of construction, a temporary building permit was issued to PDF Solutions, a developer company for process-design integration technologies for integrated circuits.

District Lot 2, 7-story mixed used project with commercial retail space and 207 residential unit apartment, wrapped around 7-story parking garage building development by Lyon Communities Developer located at 1415 McCandless Dr.: The construction of 2nd floor garage walls continues to proceed on the 7-level parking garage and the foundation of apartment building will be starting soon. See the aerial photos taken on Dec 21, 2018.
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The Fields Phase 2:





Aerial of Phase 3 and 4 (This includes more retail and the Virgin hotel):



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