Vietnamese Sangha Congregation Grading Abatement

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara County
Document Title
Vietnamese Sangha Congregation Grading Abatement
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
Thomas Nguyen

Document Description
This application is for a Grading Abatement to restore the site to pre-graded conditions. Approximately 2 .19 acres of the site was converted into a flat surface for parking that required approximately 9,842 cubic yards of grading with up to 25 ft. in height of fill material. A new pond was excavated that resulted in 7,777 cubic yards of cut volume and 7 feet cut height, which altered a natural drainage swale that leads to Alamias Creek. The grading violation also include an additional 4,215 cubic yards of fill which will be removed and hauled away from site as surplus backfill created from alteration of pipeline utilities. The proposed project will entail 10,558 cubic yards of cut and 6,343 cubic yards of fill to restore the site to prior existing conditions by regrading the property to original contours. In addition to this Grading Abatement a number of building violations are required to be abated. On February 1, 2019 the Building Dept issued a violation report noting that the following buildings do not have permits: 1) accessory storage structure 2) greenhouse 3) carport 4) secondary dwelling 5) 200 sq. ft. deck over 30 inches in height, and 6) two trellises. The Grading Abatement conditions will require obtaining building permits for all these structures prior to final grading abatement permit issuance. If any of the structures can not meet County codes, demolition permits will be required to remove the structures.

Contact Information
Colleen Tsuchimoto
Santa Clara County Planning
70 W. Hedding St., E. Wing, 7th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110

Phone : (408) 299-5797


Santa Clara
Other Location Info
3555 Dryden Avenue

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
County of Santa Clara Land Development Coordinator
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
County of Santa Clara Department of Planning and Development County Government Center , East Wing , 7th Floor 70 West Hedding Street San Jose , California 95110


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
2019029008 NOD   PDF 3046 K

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