South Loop Reconfigure Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Clara
Document Title
South Loop Reconfigure Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Land uses within the project area are primarily heavy and light industrial (various commercial and residential zoning & GP designations)
Document Description
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is proposing to construct approximately 3.5 miles of new 60 kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line within the northeastern area of the City of Santa Clara. SVP’s primary objective of the SVP South Loop Reconfigure Project (proposed project) is to shift the electrical load demand that is currently being seen on the South Loop Circuit to the East Loop Circuit. The new power line would begin at the Kifer Substation, located near the corner of Central Expressway and Lafayette Streets, and would continue to the De La Cruz Substation, which is located on Mathew Street. The transmission line would also be routed to several other existing substations located along or near the transmission line corridor, including Fiberglass, Walsh, and Mathew Substations. The majority of the new 60 kV transmission line would be constructed along the following city streets: Lafayette Street, Mathew Street, Martin Avenue and De La Cruz Boulevard. Approximately 3 miles of the proposed route would be located in areas where existing power lines do not currently exist. The remaining segments of the Proposed Project would be along routes that have existing distribution power lines and/or telecommunication lines. Construction is estimated to take approximately 6 months and be completed by the end of 2020.

Contact Information

Jeevan Valath
Agency Name
City of Santa Clara, Silicon Valley Power
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Silicon Valley Power
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Total Acres
3.5 miles
Parcel #
State Highways
US 101, SR-237
Union Pacific RR
San Jose
Guadalupe River, San Tomas Aquino Creek, Saratoga Creek, and Calabazas Creek
Other Location Info
Cross Streets: Central Expressway, Lafayette Street, Mathew Street, Walsh Ave, Martin Ave, De La Cruz Blvd, Scott Blvd Base: Milpitas, San Jose W

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Power (60 kilovolt line)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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