Japantown Corporation Yard Redevelopment Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Jose
Document Title
Japantown Corporation Yard Redevelopment Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project site is located north of the Downtown and within the Japantown Redevelopment Project Area. The southern portion of the site is designated as a Neighborhood Business District. The subject site is comprised of two parcels totaling approximately 6.35 acres. The larger of the two parcels, approximately 5.8 acres, has until recently been utilized as a Corporation Yard by the City of San Jose and is bordered on the south by Jackson Street, on the west by North 6th Street, on the east by North 7th Street, and on the north by Taylor Street. The smaller parcel, approximately 0.55 acres, located immediately west of the Corporation Yard site on the west side of Jackson Street, was utilized as a parking lot for City employees working at the Corporation Yard. The Corporation Yard site's current zoning is LI Light Industrial. The current General Plan designation is Mixed Use #2 within the Jackson-Taylor Planned Residential Community. The Mixed Use #2 designation allows a mix of high-density residential (25-50 DU/AC), 150 senior housing units, a 40-room inn, up to 80,000 square feet of office, and between 33,000 and 53,750 square feet of retail. The commercial square footage may also include a cultural center. Within the Mixed use #2 designation, the height limit is 65 feet. The General Plan designation for the southern portion of the Corporation Yard site is Public Park/Open Space. The General Plan land use designation for the City surface parking lot site across Sixth Street is Medium High Density Residential (12-25 DU/AC), the zoning is LI Light Industrial.
Document Description
The proposed project would include up to 600 market-rate residential units, up to 30,000 square feet of retail space, a 10,000 to 20,000 square foot community amenity space, and up to 900 underground/surface parking spaces on the Corporation Yard site. As a variation on the proposed project, up to 15,000 square feet of retail space may be replaced with up to 24 live/work units. The existing surface parking lot would be redeveloped as an affordable senior housing complex including up to 85 units of affordable housing and 40 parking spaces. Project buildings would range from 6 to 14 stories for the residential/mixed-uses and 1 to 2 stories for the community amenity uses. As the location and height of project buildings is conceptual at this time, this EIR evaluates a 14-story building envelope for the Corporation Yard site. A 6-story building envelope is evaluated for the surface parking lot site. The proposed project includes a General Plan Amendment (File # GP07-03-04) and an amendment to the Jackson-Taylor Residential Strategy to change the land use designation to allow the proposed mix of uses, allow increased height and density on the project site, increase the caps on development to the extent required, and amend relevant design principles. The site would be rezoned to A (PD) Planned Development Zoning District (File #PDC07-073).

Contact Information

Dipa Chundur
Agency Name
City of San José
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
6th and E. Taylor Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
87, 880
Mineta International
Burnett Academy
Coyote Creek, Guadalupe River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, 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
Residential (Units 685, Acres 6.35), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 30,000), Other (10,000 sq. ft. Community Amenity Space)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation

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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