An Affordable Housing Community at

Tamien Station

Interested in living 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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Tamien Station Family Apartments is an upcoming housing development that will create a community of affordable housing immediately adjacent to the Tamien Caltrain and VTA Light Rail stations. Located at 1221 Lick Avenue, about ten blocks from downtown San Jose, the project will provide 135 units which will be affordable to families earning between 30-60% of area median income. The project will also include an on-site daycare facility.

The affordable housing portion of the project is being developed by The Core Companies in partnership with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

Construction began in July 2023, with a formal groundbreaking in September 2023. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2025.

There are a total of 135 units, with the following units available for rent:

  • 20 studios
  • 44 1-bedrooms
  • 36 2-bedrooms
  • 34 3-bedrooms

The leasing process will begin in Spring 2025, with initial occupancy anticipated for Summer 2025. Interested parties are encouraged to fill out our interest list form, and we will follow up with more information as it becomes available.

The units will be rented to households earning 30-60% of the Area Median Income. See below for a chart of Santa Clara County Household Income Limits for 2023.


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There will be 160 dedicated assigned parking spaces for community residents and 5 for the use of the daycare facility.

Yes, this is a pet-friendly community, with a limit of one pet per household.

No, units come unfurnished.

Amenities include an on-site daycare center, laundry room, community room, fitness room, homework room, food pantry, water feature and public gathering spaces. The site also is adjacent to the Caltrain and VTA Light Rail stations, bike lanes, walking paths, and Tamien Park.

The John Stewart Company will be the property management company. You can learn more about them here.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions about leasing.

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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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