Presentation Center Dining Room


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara County
Document Title
Presentation Center Dining Room
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
This application is for a Use Permit, Architectural and Site Approval, and a Grading Permit for the development of a new welcome center and dining facility at an existing retreat facility. There is no increase proposed in the capacity of conference rooms or in the number of sleeping facilities. The existing dining hall will be converted into a storage building. The proposed facility will be approximately 10,155 square feet. The existing dining room is approximately 4,470 square feet; there will be a net increase of 5,685 square feet of dining room space. The welcome center will be comprised of a bookstore, reception area, and the possibility of an eco-corner, an environmental education center. The dining hall will be designed to accommodate up to 200 guests into three dining rooms. The dining facility will include a kitchen, a food serving area, and a lobby. The purpose of building the new dining hall is to accommodate up to three separate groups using the retreat center concurrently. No buildings will be demolished as part of the proposed project. Additionally, the applicant proposes to restore parts of the site through planting native tree species and rehabilitation open areas where old buildings once stood. Traffic circulation will be redesigned to keep on site traffic to a minimum by concentrating most visitor parking close to the entrance of the site.

Contact Information

Zachery Goldberg
Agency Name
Santa Clara County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Gatos
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Bear Creek Road
Total Acres
Parcel #

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 10,155, Acres 27.54)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Transportation, Wildlife

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