Former San Jose City Hall Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara County
Document Title
Former San Jose City Hall Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The proposed project involves the demolition of the former San José City Hall, a five-story, 113,430-square-foot office building. The building is currently vacant and is not in a usable condition, with ongoing maintenance and security costs borne by the County. Demolition activities would include the following: • Preparation of the building, including stabilization or abatement of hazardous building materials and disconnection of utilities; • Demolition of the building, using implosion (placing explosive materials so that the structure collapses on itself) and/or traditional demolition methods; • Sorting and disposal of demolition debris; and • Regrading, filling and hydroseeding of the site. No future use has been identified or proposed for the site following demolition of the building. However, impacts of reasonably foreseeable potential future uses will be considered as part of the EIR’s growth-inducing and cumulative impact analyses.

Contact Information

Emily Chen
Agency Name
County of Santa Clara - Facilities and Fleet Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Emily Chen
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Jose
Santa Clara
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
W. Mission Street and N. First Street
Parcel #
State Highways
87, 880
Caltrain, VTA
San Jose International Airport
Muwekma Ohlone Middle, Bachrodt Elementary, SJSU, Santa Clara U
Guadalupe River

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), 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), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Demolition of Office)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Utilities and Service Systems


Environmental Document

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