Lafayette Data Center

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Lafayette Data Center
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Heavy Industrial Zoning/Light Industrial General Plan Designation
Document Description
The Lafayette Backup Generating Facility (LBGF) would be part of the Lafayette Data Center (LDC), both comprising the project, and would be constructed on an industrial site with a pre-existing use in the city of Santa Clara. Existing structures would be demolished to construct a three-story 575,401 square foot data center building, generator equipment yard, surface parking, and landscaping. The proposed three-level LDC building would have approximately 575,400 square feet of space; Level 1 and Level 2 would contain four data center suites and corresponding electrical/UPS rooms, and Level 3 would contain three more data center suites and corresponding electrical/UPS rooms. The LBGF would consist of 44 3.0-megawatt (MW) emergency backup generators (gensets), plus one 1.0-MW genset for the PBB, for administrative and life safety purposes, all with a total generating capacity of 99.8 megawatts. The LDC would be supplied electricity by Silicon Valley Power (SVP) through a new distribution substation to be constructed on the project site as part of the LDC. The substation would be owned and operated by SVP.

Contact Information

Eric Veerkamp
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Lafayette Street and Central Expressway
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
880, 87, 101, 82
Amtrak Capitol Corridor
Mineta San Jose International
Scotts Lane Elem., Buscher Mid., Santa Clara HS
Guadalupe River, San Tomas Aquino Creek

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 Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), 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 Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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 Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Industrial (Demo existing and rebuild conforming use)(Sq. Ft. 575400, Acres 15.45, Employees 30)
Local Actions
Master Plan, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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