San Mateo Replacement Parking Track
Virtual Community Meeting – July 13, 2020
Thank you to the Hayward Park neighbors who have participated since March in the public outreach process for the neighborhood enhancement project. Your preferences identified in the online survey and follow up poll helped shape the draft design. We’ve now collected your feedback on the draft design and we hope you’ll join us for a *Virtual Community Meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. We will discuss the draft design feedback and next steps for the project.
July 13, 2020, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
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As a refresher, on February 18, 2020, San Mateo City Council received an update on the months-long feasibility assessment process and endorsed the proposal to proceed with the parking track replacement project in Hayward Park between 10th and 14th Avenues, with neighborhood enhancements.
Caltrain and City staff launched an online survey and poll to identify the neighborhood’s enhancement preferences. For the segment of Railroad Avenue parallel to the parking track between 10th and 14th Avenues,the community preferred a 12’ block sound wall with creeping fig vegetation.
On May 21, the draft design and renderings were posted online, beginning a month-long comment period that ended on June 19, 2020. Additional resources such as an enhancement FAQ and the results of the survey and poll are available at www.caltrain.com/SMParkingTrack.
The parking track project will replace the formerly existing San Mateo parking track which was removed to facilitate the construction of the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project. A parking track is a temporary storage space for train equipment that allows for efficient use of limited work windows to keep the railroad functioning properly. The anticipated use of the San Mateo parking track is approximately once a month.
The previous San Mateo Parking Track was in existence prior to Caltrain becoming the operator of passenger service. Located in the Bay Meadows area, it was used by Caltrain for 25 years until the grade separation project necessitated its removal. There are over a dozen parking tracks distributed in residential and commercial areas along the corridor. There is only one maintenance yard, which is a large 20 acre multi-acre complex operation and facility that is located in San Jose.