Malech Road Public Access Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Document Title
Malech Road Public Access Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Hillside-Design Review Combining District (HS-d1)/Hillsides Resource Conservation Area
Document Description
The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (Authority) proposes to develop the Malech Road Public Access Improvement Project, which includes a parking and staging area and new public access features within the boundary of the Malech Road property. In addition to providing important public access, the project would include the establishment of a formal entrance with a paved access road and public parking areas; an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible central gathering area and restroom; and two walking/hiking trails compliant with the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas (ABA) and associated picnic areas, benches, and overlooks equipped with shade structures and interpretive signage. Additional features would include a small service vehicle parking area; bicycle racks; fencing; retaining walls; stormwater capture improvements; revegetation of disturbed areas with native stockpiled soils or an appropriate non-irrigated seed mix (to be approved by the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency or qualified biologist); interpretive signage; and a wayfinding kiosk. No hazardous materials sites listed on the State Water Resource Control Board’s GeoTracker database or the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s EnviroStor database are present within the project area or within 1,000 feet of the project area.

Contact Information

Lucas Shellhammer
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Job Title
Senior Open Space Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Malech Road
Total Acres
Charter School of Morgan Hill
Coyote Creek Tributary

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Recreational (New trails and visitor amenities)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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