Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Facility / BHSC Center


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara County
Document Title
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Facility / BHSC Center
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Facility / BHSC Center

Document Description
The County is proposing the construction and operation of a new BHSC that will serve as a mental health inpatient/outpatient building. The BHSC will replace and consolidate existing mental health services on the SCVMC campus that are currently located in three separate buildings into one facility. Overall, the project is comprised of a 77 bed BHSC, an underground pedestrian tunnel connection to an existing tunnel system that goes from the Receiving and Support Center (RSC) to the main hospital, a skybridge connection to the Main Hospital Emergency Department, and a new 714 car parking structure. New services provided will expand the current adult mental health service programs will increase the current bed count from 50 to 77 beds. The new BHSC facility will be supported by an approximate 400-person staff that will work in three rotating 82-90 person shifts. The project will require utility improvements (water, sanitary sewer, storm drain) to existing utility pipelines in the surrounding streets. Construction of the BHSC requires the removal of an existing two-story, 431-space parking structure. A new 714 car parking structure will be constructed on a site that is occupied by a vacant building that formerly housed the Sam Della Maggiore School which will be demolished.The project would include new landscaping features on both building sites. New trees will be planted along Turner Drive, Middle Drive, and Ginger Lane. The project also includes the demolition of the Don Lowe Pavilion which is currently used for mental health services. This building will be demolished once the new BHSC is open for use. The site of the Don Lowe Pavilion would then be used for a surface parking lot for the foreseeable future.

Contact Information
Emily Chen
County of Santa Clara - Facilities and Fleet Department
Lead/Public Agency
2310 North First Street, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95131

Phone : (408) 993-4635
Barbara Beard
MIG, Inc.
Consulting Firm
2635 N. FIrst Street, Suite 149
San Jose, CA 95134

Phone : (650) 327-0429 ext. 558


37°18'50.83"N 121°56'13.18"W
San Jose
Santa Clara
Northern California San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Ginger Lane, Middle Drive, Clove Drive, Enborg Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
282-04-008, 282-03-016
State Highways
I-280, CA-17, I-880
Santa Clara Valley Transit Autho
Norman Mineta San Jose Internati
San Jose City College, Chandler Tripp School, Campbell Unified S
Los Gatos Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Medical Facility and New Parking Structure/Lot)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Public Services Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources
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 Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) 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 San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
BHSC_Draft Initial Study and Appendices_2021_03_05_signed   PDF 47480 K BHSC_NOI_signed_2021_03_05   PDF 716 K BHSC_Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal_2021_03_05   PDF 580 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
BHSC_NOC_signed_2021_03_05   PDF 222 K

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