El Camino Real Specific Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Clara
Document Title
El Camino Real Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Retail, public/institutional, mixed-use, medium/high density residential, single-family residential, light industrial
Document Description
This EIR is an informational document for use in the City’s review and consideration of the El Camino Real Specific Plan. It is to be used to evaluate the potential impacts of implementing the proposed Specific Plan and to ensure that the Plan includes policies that mitigate significant impacts to the greatest extent possible. The proposed Specific Plan will guide subsequent actions taken by the City in its review of new development projects within the Plan area and its establishment of new and/or revised programs for the Plan area. This EIR discloses the possible environmental consequences associated with the proposed Specific Plan. The information and analysis in this EIR will be used by the Santa Clara Planning Commission, City Council, and the general public. The proposed Specific Plan provides a vision and planning framework for future growth and developing in the El Camino Real Corridor. The Specific Plan seeks to articulate and implement a long-range vision for the Plan area by establishing a broad set of goals, principles, and strategies. The Specific Plan integrates conceptual frameworks to accomplish this vision, including: 1) Focus Development at Key Activity Nodes; 2) Respect the Character of Adjacent Neighborhoods; 3) Create Memorable Public Open Spaces; 4) Enhance Connectivity Along and Across the Corridor; 5) Improve Multi-Modal Access and Safety for All Travel Modes; and 6) Promote a Range of Housing Options. Implementation of the Specific Plan would result in a net increase of approximately 6,200 residential units above what is anticipated in the General Plan, and a net decrease of approximately 395,000 square feet of commercial space.

Contact Information

Lesley Xavier
Agency Name
City of Santa Clara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Santa Clara
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
El Camino Real corridor between Lafayette Street and Halford Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
82, 101, 880, 87, 280
San Jose International
Saratoga Creek, Calabazas Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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