Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Facility/Behavioral Health Services Center

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara County
Document Title
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Facility/Behavioral Health Services Center
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
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. The newly expanded services will serve the behavioral health needs for Santa Clara County and the surrounding communities. 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 to include outpatient and inpatient services for child and adolescent populations and increase the 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. The goal for the project is to complete construction and achieve occupancy by October of 2023. Construction of the BHSC requires the removal of an existing two-story, 431-space parking structure referred to as Parking Structure #3 (PS3). To replace this lost parking and add parking to serve the new BHSC, 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 to construct the new parking structure. 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 BHSC landscaping plan would also include new gardens, artificial turf, lounge areas, and recreation yards on each level of the building. 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
Agency Name
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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 Internat
San Jose City College, Chandler Tripp School, Campbell Unified S
Los Gatos Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
County of Santa Clara
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Santa Clara
Final Environmental Document Available at


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Notice of Determination

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