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. This fully illustrated booklet summarizes the alternatives and discusses the positives and negatives of each alternative. It is available for download on the DOCUMENTS page. On October 20, 2016, the City held an open house community meeting for the public to provide comments on the alternatives and high-speed rail vertical alignment options. 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 on the Draft Preferred Alternative. The City Council will hold a meeting on June 5, 2017 to review a comparative assessment that will evaluate and compare the land use, environmental, and economic impacts of the three alignment alternatives being considered by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA): (1) an aerial alignment through Downtown; (2) an embankment alignment through Downtown; and (3) an embankment alignment through the east side of Gilroy so that the Council can modify its recommendation to the CHSRA for a preferred alignment alternative, if needed.