The development of the Downtown Gilroy Station Area Plan commenced in April 2015. Following a review of existing conditions, the project team created three alternative land use and circulation plans for Downtown Gilroy. The project team evaluated these alternative land use and circulation plans and produced an Alternatives Analysis Report. Community input received at public meetings and guidance from the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) helped create a Draft Preferred Alternative. The Draft Preferred Alternative was presented before the City Council on January 17, 2017 where they reviewed and provided comments.
The City Council held a meeting on June 5, 2017 to review a comparative assessment that evaluated and compared the three alignment alternatives being considered by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) for the Gilroy area. After the City Council’s review of the comparative assessment of the HSR alignments, the City has decided to place the Station Area Plan project on hold until the CHSRA identifies a preferred alignment alternative as a part of its Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the San Jose to Merced segment of its system.