Freedom Circle Focus Area and Greystar General Plan Amendment DEIR

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Clara
Document Title
Freedom Circle Focus Area and Greystar General Plan Amendment DEIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Industrial Offices 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
Agency Name
City of Santa Clara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose, Sunnyvale
Santa Clara
Citywide, Countywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Mission College Boulevard and Freedom Circle
Total Acres
State Highways
237 and 101
Wilcox High School and Mission College
San Tomas Aquino 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)
Development Types
Residential (Units 3600, Acres 39), Office (Sq. Ft. 2000000, Acres 80, Employees 2000)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, 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, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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