Project Area

Project Updates

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 another meeting sometime in May to review a comparative analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of two alternative station locations so that the Council can modify its recommendation to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for a preferred alternative, if needed. The exact date will be provided once a date is confirmed.

Project Overview

The Downtown Gilroy Station Area Plan (Station Area Plan) is both an update to the existing Downtown Specific Plan, which was adopted in November 2005, and a continuation of the Gilroy High Speed Train (HST) visioning process, which helped the community identify the best possible arrangement for HST in Gilroy from 2011 to 2012. The Station Area Plan will act as a tool to guide private development and public improvements in Downtown over the next 25 years with a focus on the area near the future HST station and railroad tracks. Visit the Overview page to read more.

El Plan para el Área de la Estación del Centro de Gilroy
El Plan para el Área de la Estación del Centro de Gilroy es tanto una actualización al Plan Específico del Centro, que fue adoptado en noviembre del 2005, como una continuación al proceso de visión para el Tren de Alta Velocidad (TAV) en Gilroy, que a su vez ayudó a que la comunidad identificara el mejor arreglo posible para el TAV del 2011 al 2012. El Plan para el Área de la Estación servirá como una guía para el desarrollo privado y las mejoras públicas en el Centro de Gilroy por los próximos 25 años, con un enfoque en el área más cercana a la futura estación del TAV y a las vías del tren. Habrá varias oportunidades para que la comunidad y partes interesadas se involucren en el proceso de planeación a través de sesiones de estudio, juntas comunales y del comité de asesoramiento, así como participación en línea.

Upcoming Meetings



The Downtown Gilroy Station Area land use and circulation alternatives have been discussed, reviewed, and refined at various CAC and community meetings. This input was used to create a Draft Preferred Alternative. The Council will hold a meeting sometime in May to review a comparative analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of two alternative station locations so that the Council can modify its recommendation to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for a preferred alternative, if needed. The exact date will be provided once a date is confirmed. Click here for more information.

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California High Speed Rail



In 2008, California voters approved High-Speed Rail (HSR) between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The approved route will pass through Gilroy on its way up to the peninsula. The City of Gilroy is working closely with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), other communities, and relevant agencies to plan for future land use and infrastructure within the Gilroy Station Area. For more information about high-speed rail, visit the CHSRA’s website.