Almaden Villas Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Jose
Document Title
Almaden Villas Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Currently vacant; previously commercial buildings for auto body/repair

Document Description
The project includes a Special Use Permit to allow the demolition of two vacant existing structures and construction of a six-story, 90,323 square-foot multi-family residential building consisting of 62 residential units with a one-story, at-grade parking garage. Nine of the 62 units will be designated for affordable housing. The building would have a maximum height of approximately 78 feet from grade to the top of the stairwell, with a roof amenity deck and a yoga/exercise area, on an approximately 0.57-gross acre site. The project also includes an application for a Tentative Map for condominium purposes.

Contact Information
Kenneth Rosales
City of San Jose
Lead/Public Agency
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone : (408) 794-7386

Sam Nemazie
Project Applicant


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Almaden Road/Willow Glen Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Norman Y. Mineta International
Galarza ES, Willow Glen MS and Willow Glen HS
Guadalupe River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 62, Acres 0.57)
Local Action
Use Permit Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources 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 Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wildfire Wildlife
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, District 4 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) 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 Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)


Environmental Document
Signed_Final_NOP_10   PDF 6624 K
NOC_SP20-013_Almaden Villas_signed   PDF 369 K
State Comments
2020100529_NAHC Comment   PDF 462 K

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