Former San Jose City Hall Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara County
Document Title
Former San Jose City Hall Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Emily Chen
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
County of Santa Clara - Facilities and Fleet Department
2310 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95131

Phone : (408) 933-4635


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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Demolition of Office)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Water Quality Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Cultural Resources, Energy, Utilities and Service Systems
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 Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery 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 Quality California Native American Heritage Commission


Environmental Document
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State Comments
2020060451_NAHC Comment   PDF 316 K

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