Block 8 Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Jose, City of (City of San Jose)
Document Title
Block 8 Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
The Sobrato Organization
Present Land Use
Zoning: Downtown Commercial; General Plan Designation: Downtown

Document Description
Site Development Permit to allow the demolition of the existing surface parking lot and the construction of of an approximately 20-story (up to 295 foot tall) mixed-use office building. The building would include approximately 16,500 square feet of commercial uses and 628,000 square feet of office uses on an approximately 1.49-gross acre site at the northeast corner of South Market Street and East San Carlos Street.

Contact Information
Kara Hawkins
City of San Jose
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Phone : (408) 535-7852


37°19'53.76"N 121°53'16.584"W
San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Northeast corner of South Market Street and San Carlos Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
87, 280, 101, 880
Amtrak, CalTrain
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intern
San Jose Unified School District, SJSU
Guadalupe River, Coyote Creek, Los Gatos Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Office (628,000 Sq. Ft.) Commercial (16,500 Sq. Ft.)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3


Environmental Document
NOP   PDF 2035 K
NOC   PDF 969 K
State Comments
2020029063_CDFW Comment   PDF 849 K 2020029063_NAHC_NOP Block 8 Project 2-20-2020   PDF 267 K

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