An Affordable Housing Community at

Tamien Station


Tamien Station is a mixed-income housing community directly adjacent to the Tamien Caltrain and VTA Light Rail stations, located at 1221 Lick Ave. in San Jose. The project will create a total of 555 units, 135 of which will be affordable, with up to 3,000 square feet of commercial space for a daycare facility. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), The Core Companies, and Republic Urban Properties have partnered on the project to bring housing and retail to a location that will help increase transit ridership and contribute to a vibrant community. This website is intended to provide construction updates for neighbors of the site and transit riders of the Tamien VTA light rail, bus and Caltrain stations.

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Core Companies

Established in 1989, The Core Companies have developed a strong track record for identifying well-located sites, securing difficult entitlements, and building great residential communities. Since its inception, Core has developed more than 400 homes, townhomes, and condominiums, as well as 2,300 apartment units.

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district responsible for bus and light rail operations, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning. As such, VTA is both an accessible transit provider and a multi-modal transportation planning organization involved with transit, highways, roadways, bikeways, and pedestrian facilities.

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