Westgate West Costco Warehouse Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Jose
Document Title
Westgate West Costco Warehouse Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Commercial (CG - Commercial General)
Document Description
The project is a Conditional Use Permit to allow demolition of existing commercial buildings totaling approximately 188,265 square feet and the removal of 69 trees (50 ordinance-size trees and 17 non-ordinance-size trees) for the construction of an approximately 166,058-square foot wholesale retail center (“Costco”), including a tire center and associated parking and landscaping within an existing approximately 19.8-gross acre shopping center (“Westgate West Shopping Center”). The project also includes a request for the off-sale of alcohol (Type 21 ABC License – full range of alcoholic beverages) in the CG Commercial General Zoning District.

Contact Information

Maira Blanco
Agency Name
City of San Jose, PBCE
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Costco Wholesale Corporation
Agency Name
Kim Katz
Job Title
Applicant's Representative, Erik Schoennauer
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Jose
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Prospect Road, Saratoga Avenue, Lawrence Expressway
Total Acres
Parcel #
381-36-012, 381-36-014, 381-36-018, 381-36-021, 381-36-023, 381-36-028, 381-36-029, and 381-36-0
State Highways
Norman Y. Mineta International
Prospect HS, Moreland Middle School, Baker & Country Lane Elem
Saratoga Creek
Other Location Info
The project site is located at 5287 Prospect Road within an existing shopping center on the northeast corner of Lawrence Expressway and Prospect Road. The 19.8-acre project site is comprised of eight parcels, as listed above, and is bounded by Graves Avenue to the north, the Westgate Shopping Center to the east, Prospect Road to the south, and Lawrence Expressway to the west.

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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 166058, Acres 9.69, Employees 300)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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