Santa Clara Downtown Precise Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Clara
Document Title
Santa Clara Downtown Precise Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The area consists of three General Plan designations (Community Mixed-Use, Downtown Core, and Low-Density Residential) and five zoning districts (Downtown Commercial, Community Commercial, Public of Quasi Public, Planned Development, and General Office)
Document Description
Development of a Precise Plan to provide guidance for new development within the Downtown (as identified in the City’s General Plan) and to meet the needs of the community. The proposed land use alternative selected by the City to be studied includes approximately 1,317,600 square feet of housing (up to 1,326 residential units), 669,500 square feet of office/hotel, 197,900 square feet of retail/retail ready/and entertainment, and 44,300 square feet of public space. Buildings in the SCDPP area would range from three stories (approximately 33 feet) to nine stories (approximately 124 feet). The SCDPP would maintain the existing roadway network and vehicular connections from the surrounding streets and re-establish the street grid with distinct experiences for different street types.

Contact Information

Lesley Xavier
Agency Name
City of Santa Clara
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Bounded by Benton St, Lafayette St, Homestead Rd, and Madison St
Total Acres
State Highways
UPRR, Caltrain
Buchser Middle; Washington Elementary

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 Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 1326, Acres 25), Office (Sq. Ft. 669500, Acres 25, Employees 1700), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 197900, Acres 25, Employees 500)
Local Actions
Community Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Transportation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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