Purple Lotus Buddhist Temple


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Fremont
Document Title
Purple Lotus Buddhist Temple
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
R-1-40 Single Family Residential District

Document Description
To consider a Conditional Use Permit application and Preliminary Grading Plan for an 87,960 sf Buddhist temple (Purple Lotus Temple) with living quarters for 120 persons (monks and guests) and a maximum capacity of 150 persons in the main hall (water ceremony hall, cafeteria at same time) and a 55,274 sf institute (Dharma Institute) with a capacity of 250 students (consisting of adults and high school students), including quarters for 50 students, and surface parking for 223 vehicles on 5.5 acres. Based on Buddhist tradition, different types of prayers/activities cannot be held simultaneously, therefore, the dedicated special rooms are never used at the same time. The temple's living quarters are intended to provide shelter for the monks, volunteers and apprentices whom are living on site during their study of their practice. The Purple Lotus Society will be providing all of the transportation for the monks, volunteers and apprentices and individuals will not be allowed to own any kind of motor vehicles. The Dharma Institute is intended to provide educational benefit for the students where special seminars will be held by outside sources.

Contact Information
Nancy Minicucci
City of Fremont
Lead/Public Agency
39550 Liberty Street
Fremont, CA 95118

Phone : (510) 494-4476


Union City
Cross Streets
Closest intersection Niles Boulevard / Kraftile Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Mission Bvd, Future 84 Extension
Quarry Lakes

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (Temple, Dormitory and Education Facility for Worshippers)
Local Action
Use Permit Grading Permit Grading Permit: Preliminary
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Recreation Transportation Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB) California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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