Freedom Circle Focus Area and Greystar General Plan Amendment


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Clara
Document Title
Freedom Circle Focus Area and Greystar General Plan Amendment
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
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
Lead/Public Agency
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone : (408) 615-2450

City of Santa Clara
Project Applicant


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)(Units 1100, Acres 13.3)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) 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 Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) 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 Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
Freedom Circle NOP 6182020   PDF 407 K
Freedom Circle NOC   PDF 240 K
State Comments
2020060425_Caltrans Comment   PDF 457 K 2020060425_CDFW Comment   PDF 345 K 2020060425_NAHC Comment   PDF 315 K

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