Freedom Circle Focus Area and Greystar General Plan Amendment


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara, City of (City of Santa Clara)
Document Title
Freedom Circle Focus Area and Greystar General Plan Amendment
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
City of Santa Clara
Present Land Use
Industrial Office and hotel

Document Description
The project consists of two parts: preparation of a Focus Area, to be incorporated into the General Plan; and the Greystar General Plan Amendment. The Freedom Circle Focus Area is envisioned to be an intensely urban environment, with Great America Parkway and Mission College Boulevard retaining their commercial character. The Focus Area would allow, subject to a future planning study, 2,500 dwelling units beyond those anticipated in the Greystar General Plan Amendment, and 2 million square feet of additional office space beyond that allowed under the current high-intensity office designation. The Greystar General Plan Amendment proposes to change the General Plan land use designation for the 13.3 acre Greystar site from High Intensity Office (maximum Floor Area Ratio of 2.0) to Very High Density Residential (51-100 Dwelling Unit/Acre). The site is bounded by San Tomas Aquino Creek to the East, Freedom Circle to the West, and Highway 101 to the south.

Contact Information
John Davidson
City of Santa Clara
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone : (408) 615-2450


37°23'7.3"N 121°58'18.8"W
San Jose Sunnyvale
Santa Clara
Citywide Countywide San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Mission College Boulevard and Freedom Circle
Total Acres
State Highways
HWY 237 and HWY 101
UPRR and ACE rail
Mission College and Wilcox High School
San Tomas Aquino Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Greystar GPA)(1100 Units, 13.3 Acres)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Housing and Community Development 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services 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 Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission


Environmental Document
Freedom Circle NOP 6182020   PDF 407 K
Freedom Circle NOC   PDF 240 K
State Comments
2020060425_NAHC Comment   PDF 315 K

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