North San José Development Policies Update Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Jose, City of (City of San Jose)
Document Title
North San José Development Policies Update Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Industrial office, research & development, light and heavy industrial; commercial, multi-family and single-family residental. Z: Industrial Park, Light Industrial, Heavy Industrial, General Commercial, Mobile Home, Planned Development GP: Industrial Park, Combined Industrial/Commercial, Heavy Industrial, Public/Quasi Public, Transit Corridor Residential, High-Density Residential, Medium High Density Residential, Medium Density Residential, Public Parks/Open Space

Document Description
The City of San Jose is proposing to intensify development allowed within the Rincon de Los Esteros Redevelopment Area in the north part of the City. Rincon de los Esteros is an established industrial park area, with scattered enclaves of high and medium-high density residential, and a subarea that supports light and heavy industrial uses. The proposed intensification would encourage taller office/R&D buildings along the established light rail transit (LRT) line on North First Street, and would add residential development both within a newly designated Industrial Core Area, and through expansion of the existing North San José residential areas. In support of these land use policy changes, the City also proposes to upgrade the transportation network in the area, and modify the transportation policies that currently restrict development. This EIR addresses the impacts of developing approx. 26.7 million sf of new Industrial/office/R&D building space in the Rincon area beyond existing entitlements. Of this 26.7 million sf, 6.7 million represents full buildout of the project area under the existing FAR cap policy and 20 million sf would be the net amount of additional development potential created through the proposed changes to current City policies. This amount of total new development would allow for approx. 83,300 new employees. In addition, up to 32,000 new dwelling units would be allowed in Rincon at minimum densities of 20, 55, or 90 dwelling units per acre depending on their location. Of these 32,000 new units, 7,300 new residential units could be built on properties with existing residential General Plan designations and the remaining 24,700 new residential units could be built on properties within the housing overlay areas proposed by this project or in a mixed use configuration within the Industrial Core Area itself. This wold allow a population increase of approx. 56,640 persons.

Contact Information
Andrew Crabtree
City of San Jose
801 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95110-1795

Phone : (408) 277-4576


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
I-880 / US-101
Total Acres
State Highways
237, 880, 680, 87
UPRR, SPRR, Light Rail
San Jose Mineta International
San Jose Unified, Santa Clara, Orchard
Guadalupe, Coyote, and San Thomas

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (32,000 Units, 400 Acres) Office (8,000,000 Sq. Ft., 4,700 Acres, 27,200 Employees) Industrial (18,700,000 Sq. Ft., 4,700 Acres, 63,580 Employees)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Other Other Issues: Energy
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Transportation, District 4

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